Lakes Meet Up

Wainwrights: Birkhouse Moor, Catstyecam, Dollywaggon Pike, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike
Hewitts: Catstyecam, Dollywaggon Pike, Helvellyn

Date walked: 13/04/2014

After missing the first day of the lakes meet with the dreaded man flu I was determined not to miss Sundays tour of Helvelyn I met Anthony, Jimmy, Richard, Simon, Pam, Emily and Trudy in Glenridding at 9am we set of up through Grisdale toward the outward bound climbing hut
good views opening up over to Fairfield and Cofa pike
From there we climbed faily steeply up the Tongue towards Dollywagon Pike
a good view back down the valley
First view of striding edge
we soon reached the col to be greeted by a great view of the Dollywagon Pike ridge then a easy short scramble up to the summit
First arrivals on Dollywagon Pike
with the wind now really blowing we didn't stop for long moving onto High crag
from there it was across the flat plateau to the summit of Nethermost Pike and then a easy climb up to the summit of Helvelyn
From there myself and Jimmy headed over to Swirral edge
Scrambling down Swirral edge
to bag Catsycam as Jimmy hadn't done it before the other members of the party decended down the head wall to Striding edge with the clag now well down we cut back across Red Tarn
Red Tarn
to the hole in the wall to meet up with the others after a rather a long wait :lol: which gave me time for some nervous phone calls to see how Liverpool were doing against city VICTORIOUS :D :D :D :D the others arrived and we headed off along side the wall to Birkhouse Moor our final summit of the day
then a straight forward decent down to the
well it would be rude not to a perfect end to a great day with great company and thanks to Anthony for arranging the walks hope to meet up with you all again in the future

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Activity: Mountain Walker
Pub: clachaig inn
Mountain: Bidean nam Bian
Place: glencoe
Gear: miendl boots
Ideal day out: epic ridge walk

Munros: 271
Tops: 90
Corbetts: 20
Grahams: 1
Wainwrights: 214
Hewitts: 113
Islands: 2

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Distance: 73 km
Ascent: 3693m

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