Heavenly Helvellyn Inversion.
by mamoset » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:27 pm
Wainwrights included on this walk: Dollywaggon Pike, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike
Hewitts included on this walk: Dollywaggon Pike, Helvellyn
Date walked: 10/02/2015
Time taken: 8
Distance: 12 km
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With the very real prospect of a cloud inversion forecast, I headed to Thirlmere, to take the quick route up to Helvellyn, which is widely touted as the place to be in such weather. Looked promising as I set off with low cloud covering the area!! With not much to see, it was head down and up the path, with fingers crossed I emerged from the cloud at Browncove Crags, overjoyed that the forecast was right All around was a sea of cloud, I will just let the photo's speak for themselves Stopped to have lunch at the cross shelter. As I was leaving, someone appeared, as if he had climbed up the front of Helvellyn, from Red Tarn. Turns out it was probably the Fell Top assessor, as he reported at 12.20 and I was leaving @ 12.15!! Certainly picks his routes Made for Nethermost Pike, High Crag and Dollywagon from here. From Dollywagon, I made my way to the track to take me down to Wythburn Church, disappointed that I had to leave such a spectacle behind. You will notice the walk took 8 hours, but in reality, I stayed out 8 hours and it was well worth it
by ChrisW » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:31 am
by martin.h » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:58 pm
by mamoset » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:26 pm
ChrisW wrote:Those photo's really do speak for themselves what a fantastic inversion and it just went on and on, no wonder you stayed out for 8 hours
Thanks Chris. Yes i was very reluctant to descend back into the cloud.
by mamoset » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:28 pm
Guinessman wrote:Great pcs.
by mamoset » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:31 pm
martin.h wrote:That's what makes life worthwhile, nature in the raw, fantastic photos. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers martin. A gamble putting trust in the forecast, and well worth it for the 360 inversion.
by colgregg » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:30 am
by mamoset » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:38 pm
colgregg wrote:Lovely. The pic of Striding edge is especially good. You usually head to the height for the wonderful panoramic views you can get but cloud inversions like this make trips worthwhile. you usually have to fly to be above the clouds.
Thanks colgregg, it was certainly worth it
by mike202 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:29 pm
by Beaner001 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:44 pm
by mamoset » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:34 pm
mike202 wrote:Very nice, what a treat to get those views
Thanks mike, just hope it wasn't a once in a lifetime treat.
by mamoset » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:36 pm
Beaner001 wrote:Stunning pics, well done, really enjoyed this report
Thanks Beaner .