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Helvellyn via Striding Edge

Helvellyn via Striding Edge


Postby PauloUK77 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:55 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Birkhouse Moor, Helvellyn

Hewitts included on this walk: Helvellyn

Date walked: 15/07/2007

Time taken: 6

Distance: 11 km

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Just a short report on a walk i did with a friend July 2007.
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The walk started in Glenridding and headed towards Striding edge via Birkhouse Moor.
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Upon arrival at Striding edge the weather took a turn for the worse and the wind was unbelievably strong on the ridge.
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We tried to stay on the crest of the ridge but was forced to deviate down to the bypass path on one occasion due to the high winds and wet slippery rock.
Overall i really enjoyed the walk and would recommend it to anyone its just a pity we didn't see much of it.On a clear day it would be spectacular.
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Re: Helvellyn via Striding Edge

Postby skuk007 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:09 pm

Typical lake weather by the looks of it. Just goes to show, 15th July and you cannot expect glorious sunshine. :)
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Re: Helvellyn via Striding Edge

Postby PauloUK77 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:30 pm

I know everyone i have talked to has stated they haven't had a clear day on Helvellyn.I want to try again in the summer,the summer i went there was one of the worst summers on record for rain.
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Re: Helvellyn via Striding Edge

Postby Glenrothes » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:43 pm

You wanted a clear day and glorious winter conditions - Sriding Edge does not come much better
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Does it get any better??
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Re: Helvellyn via Striding Edge

Postby PauloUK77 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:03 pm

That looks like a perfect day for it,i bet it dosn't get much better than that.
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Re: Helvellyn via Striding Edge

Postby mountain coward » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:20 pm

Well I wouldn't do it in snow or high winds personally... but a lovely photo anyway... Helvellyn does have good-weather days though - I've had plenty of sunny days up there - I suppose it just depends how often you can get up there...
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Re: Helvellyn via Striding Edge

Postby Glenrothes » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:08 am

About 10 times a year (for Helvellyn alone) - best wee circular route in the Lakes (apart from maybe Blencathra with Sharp Edge) with some 'interesting' bits :wink:
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