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Another Helvellyn round

Another Helvellyn round


Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:41 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Catstyecam, Helvellyn

Hewitts included on this walk: Catstyecam, Helvellyn

Date walked: 29/09/2017

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Not long since my last trip around this route - documented at https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=68912.

Oh well there are some slightly different photos here.

We set off from Glenridding in glorious sunshine.

ImageIMG_6780 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Birkhouse Moor

ImageIMG_6778 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Along the mine road were various nice interesting red things.

ImageIMG_6785 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

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Oops not that one

ImageIMG_6790 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

The lead mine road is much more attractive than its name suggests

ImageIMG_6792 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

This view is on the other report I know. The little bridge is good spot on which to steady the camera.

ImageIMG_6793 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

We walked up alongside the stream.

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Getting close to Red Tarn

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The top of Birkhouse Moor from the "Hole in the Wall". One of those fells with a summit that's less impressive than it looks from below.

ImageIMG_6820 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Helvellyn and Catstycam from Hole in the Wall.

ImageIMG_6822 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Looking back from just beyond the "Hole" towards the Far Eastern Fells.

ImageIMG_6823 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

And our party, looking forward toward Striding Edge.

ImageIMG_6826 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Dollywagon and Nethermost Pikes.

ImageIMG_6832 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

On the Edge...

ImageIMG_6835 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6836 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Clambering along the crest.

ImageIMG_6852 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Looking back.

ImageIMG_6858 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Red Tarn in the sunshine.

ImageIMG_6868 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Looking back down to the Edge.

ImageIMG_6884 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Reaching the summit cairn.

ImageIMG_6892 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Views from the summit - east...

ImageIMG_6895 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

South west - Coniston Fells in the distance

ImageIMG_6905 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

North east from the cairn

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The ridge to the north

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At this point our party separated, some descending by the Pny Path, while we went down Swirral Edge.

ImageIMG_6937 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

The loose stones near the top of the Edge are soon replaced by firm rocks.

ImageIMG_6943 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Looking over the top of Striding Edge to Saint Sunday Crag.

ImageIMG_6949 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

Afternoon sun on the ridge to Catstycam.

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Looking down at the Pony Path.

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And back along Swirral Edge.

ImageIMG_7013 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

The broken dam in Keppel Cove.

ImageIMG_7018 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr

From the top of Catsytcam - where for some reason we were hit, for the first time in the day, by strong winds - this is the fading afternoon light on the higher Far Eastern Fells - from left to right, Rampsgill Head, High Street above Gray Crag, Thornthwaite Crag and Caudale Moor.

ImageIMG_7028 by Half Man Half Titanium, on Flickr
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Re: Another Helvellyn round

Postby dav2930 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:54 pm

Always good to see new pics of this classic round on a clear day - some nice ones there. Since about 1986 I've made a point of doing the Striding-Swirral circuit (or in reverse) at least once every winter. I never tire of it. :)
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Re: Another Helvellyn round

Postby Alteknacker » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:58 pm

Some cracking pics there :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Another Helvellyn round

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:28 pm

Cheers Alteknacker and dav2930! Yes it is a fair way to becoming my annual pilgrimage walk too! Never get tired of it....
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Re: Another Helvellyn round

Postby Beery Hiker » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:02 am

Thanks Tim - you have done such a good job that I don't think I will bother doing a duplicate report on this one.
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