Helvellyn Edges in Early Snows
by dav2930 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:37 pm
Wainwrights included on this walk: Birkhouse Moor, Catstyecam, Helvellyn
Hewitts included on this walk: Catstyecam, Helvellyn
Date walked: 25/11/2017
Time taken: 6
Distance: 12.2 km
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As it turned out, and as we ought to have expected, the snow was very powdery, so a bit unsatisfactory from a mountaineering point of view. But a grand day out all the same.
Got back to car by 3.10pm so time for tea and toasted teacakes in the fleshpots of Glenridding. Thought we'd rough it at the Inn by the Lake for a change. £7.20 each Fellbites next time!
by martin.h » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:12 pm
by HalfManHalfTitanium » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:43 pm
by trailmasher » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:55 pm
by dav2930 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:54 pm
martin.h wrote:Crikey! how things change in a week. Cracking photo's, I like the 6th one showing Striding Edge with Helvellyn disappearing in the cloud, very atmospheric.
Thanks Martin. Yes, it was quite a surprise to see the fells covered in snow on the Friday morning; fortunately it lasted into the weekend. There's something to be said for a bit of atmospheric clag I suppose!
HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:Stunning views of a great circuit!
Thanks Tim! Definitely my favourite winter circuit in the Lakes
trailmasher wrote:A great trip out in the snow and some fine winter shots there dav a very fine double ridge walk indeed. Glad you posted
Thanks very much TM!
by johnkaysleftleg » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:53 pm
by dav2930 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:51 pm
johnkaysleftleg wrote:Some great pics there Dav, I considered a trip to Lakeland on Sunday but opted for a potter around the Yorkshire Moors given my lack of fitness. That said it was bloody freezing at 400m so I'm not sure how I'd have found it on higher ground.
Thanks JK It was probably colder on that eastern side than it was in the Lakes. It was quite cold in the strong wind on top of Helvellyn though - I was glad I had my winter layers on!