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Helvellyn via Striding Edge
by susanmyatt » Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:09 pm
Wainwrights included on this walk: Helvellyn
Hewitts included on this walk: Helvellyn
Date walked: 26/04/2009Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
So it was another early get up and a drive to Patterdale, kitted up we were walking by 8.30am which put us near the front of a large queue later on.
View down the valley.
Start of Striding Edge.
Looking over Red Tarn.
It was dry on the rocks so the going was quite good, but we were closely watched by Commander Conroy just in case
Here we are lined up on the edge,great fun.
We picked our way along the spine until we reached the chimney at the end, when I was last here there was a fell race on and marshalls had put a rope to aid speed through this part, no such luck today.
Finally after the scramble up to the summit we can savour the great views from the 950 metre peak.
We arrived back in Patterdale at 3.00pm after a great walk, plenty of laughs and good company, roll on the next one.
- mountain coward
by susanmyatt » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:59 am
by canisp » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:26 am
by yokehead » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:38 am
by 37lumleyst » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:31 pm
I live in the North east of England so the Lakes are very accessible for me (Only an hour away) and as such I know them very well. It’s always good to read of other peoples walks, especially when they are accompanied with cracking pictures like those.
I’m looking forwards to putting my own hill top accounts over the coming months now that I have found this little spot.
by susanmyatt » Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:14 pm
by mountain tortoise » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:40 pm
Love your reports. You always look like you are having such a good time. Good for you for getting out there. My mum had the same problem as you with her feet, her choice was to sit on the sofa and wait for god. Not a great choice. You have definfely picked the best option. Has the walking worked for your foot?
by cjwaugh » Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:48 pm
by 37lumleyst » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:27 am
by susanmyatt » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:06 am
- This is our Leopard Tortoise, Spartacus
by mountain tortoise » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:02 pm
by Nige R » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:19 pm
by Derek T » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:29 am