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Helvellyn
950m (3118ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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Walk Helvellyn walking UK Mountains in The Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Helvellyn Summit

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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Helvellyn Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Helvellyn

Andrew Flynn walked up on October 10th, 2020 [from/via/route] C213 Hellvellyn via Striding edge [with] Nicola and some Pumas [weather] Nice day at ground level but foul at the top.

Catherine Hill climbed on July 20th, 1984 [from/via/route] Started out from Grasmere, hadn't intended to hike. Climbed Hellvelyn, striding edge. [with] Friend - Karen [weather] Dry,sunny, hot - Reprimanded, not fully prepared!!

Sarah Culverhouse bagged on September 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] Glenridding [weather] glorious sunshine

Andrew Mills hiked on August 9th, 2020 [from/via/route] Maiin car park @ Glenridding via stridens edge [with] Matthew and Laura [weather] Blue sky day - Very Lucky !!! - while on holiday with family in Keswick.

Sarah Hamer summited on August 20th, 2020 [from/via/route] Glenridding - parked up and took on Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike and Birkhouse Moor - Striding Edge - near meltdown [with] Chris Hamer, David May and Maddie [weather] Started off sunny and 17 degrees - wind got up and on the top it was really blowing, a little shower but once away from the tops the wind dies down - thank goodness - My memory of Striding Edge must have been buried as this was the 3rd time of taking it on. A good one to start off on - the others surely can only be easier!!

Phil Higgins conquered on September 21st, 2019 [from/via/route] Birkhouse Moor, Swirrel Edge [weather] Hot, sunny day. - Helvellyn Triathlon run route recipe.

Andy Buxton scaled during February, 1967 [from/via/route] From Thirlmere [with] BVGS [weather] Cold, clear day - First time. Also done up Swirral and down Striding Edges (and vice-versa)on several occasions

Michael Austin walked up on June 28th, 2019 [from/via/route] Striding Edge

Darin Torrance bagged on March 15th, 2020 [from/via/route] Thirlmere [weather] Cold snow rain windy - Hard walk

Mark Davidson hiked during 1965 [with] Mum, Dad, Richard, Chris, Andy, Uncle Jack, Aunt Margaret, Ian, Janet and Beau (the Boxer) [weather] Fine day with huge views - My first Lake District Mountain - been in love with it ever since! Been up there a few times since (about 11)

Richard Banks summited on August 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] Thirlmere

Kevin Foster conquered on October 24th, 2019 [from/via/route] Patterdale [with] By myself. [weather] Blue skies (cloud developing later on Striding Edge and Helvellyn). - This was actually my second visit to Helvellyn this year. My earlier visit had been via Catstyecam and Swirral Edge with my friend Peter (and my faithful Labrador Henry). Henry had struggled a bit that day (well he is 10 and technically older than me now in adult years) which influenced my decision to leave him at home today. In hindsight I think he would have managed the route over Striding Edge I took. After taking a few photos and joining the crowds at the wind shelter to eat my lunch I set off (alone) in the direction of Nethermost Pike. The crowds made their way down Swirral Edge or towards Helvellyn Lower Man.

Andrew Johnson scaled on October 2nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Bramcrag quarry. Car left in Grasmere. Bus to Thirlmere dam road then bike to Bramcrag quarry, [weather] Sunny weather

Robin Thorne walked up during May, 2018 [from/via/route] Coast to Coast Walk [with] Jon Thorne [weather] Sunny

Jamie Bryan climbed on July 6th, 2019 [from/via/route] Route from Thirlmere [weather] Sunny

Richard Marchant bagged on October 28th, 2010 [from/via/route] From Glenridding up on to Birkhouse Moor to Striding Edge-Helvellyn-Swirl Edge-Catstye Cam down to Red Tarn up to the Hole in the Wall and followed the footpath down in to Grisedale and cut back up to Lanty's Tarn and down to the car in Glenridding. [with] My oldest son James. [weather] Overcast but dry and the cloud level was above Helvellyn, also very light winds. - First time for James on Striding Edge.

Stephen Reader hiked on July 5th, 2019 [from/via/route] Via Grisedale Tarn, Dollywaggon & Nethermost Pikes [with] Mountain Walks [weather] Very windy, cold and wet on top. No view at all.

Alan Pritchard summited on September 12th, 2016 [with] Solo [weather] Good - Went on walking holiday - also have done the 3 peaks challenge once. Also the Yorkshire 3 peaks in 8hours..πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘Œ

John Tippins has conquered [from/via/route] Glenridding [with] Solo, with one or two companions, with a group of adults and kids. - Walked Helvellyn at least ten times, this first in 1968? And again on 27.10.18

Wayne Baxter scaled on April 10th, 2019 [from/via/route] From lay-by near Stanan walked up sticks pass, right at the top to Raise, Whiteside, Hellvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywagon Pike and Seat Saddle. Down Tongue Gill. Bus back to Stanan [with] Sue [weather] Cloudy with a strong east wind - Steep decline from Dollywagon and what a climb up Seat

Nick Dobson walked up on July 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] Glenridding [with] Margaret,Ralph, & Kate [weather] Sunny day with bright blue skies - Kate could'nt be bothered with the 10 minute amble from Swirrall Edge to Catstye Cam top,so the usual suspects duly completed it before returning to collect her on route to the days main objective Helvelyan. Fantastic views all round from a mega summit, waited a long time for this moment.

Margaret Richards climbed on September 12th, 2018 [from/via/route] c113 from Thirlmere [with] Don [weather] Sunny and windy - Fantastic views

Clare Tait bagged on August 12th, 2017 [from/via/route] Swirls [with] Charlie [weather] Still and sunny.

Caroline Winter hiked on August 9th, 2018 [from/via/route] Glen ridding, Stiding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, Catsye Cam [with] Becky [weather] warm, clear skies, light breeze - After battling with the new Ticket machine at Glenridding CP for 20 mins, we eventually got away. Hot and sticky long ascent. Rather than doubling back, should have taken a direct line to hole in the wall. Third time lucky, due to poor weather, did Striding-perfect conditions. No problem for Becky on tricky climb section. Others struggling! Made for Dolly Waggon Pike, but time and energy against us, so came back to top Helvellyn, and Catsye Cam via Swirral. Enjoyed a needed drink in Hole in the Wall cafe at YH. My boots painful-time for a new pair!

Simon Rutstein summited on July 1st, 1989 [from/via/route] Grasmere [with] Steve Blackburn

Andrew Peate conquered on June 15th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Thirlmere up Helvellyn Gill down Wythburn [with] Dave Thorley [weather] Overcast, cold and windy on top, brighter later

Simon Neilson-clark scaled on June 9th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Glenridding outdoor centre [with] Mrs H [weather] Sunny and heavy storms

Chris Owen walked up during April, 2018 [from/via/route] Glenriddig then striding edge [with] ian [weather] Low cloud, rain a the top, windy. - First retirement walk.

David Hughes climbed during 2002 [from/via/route] Plus 2009 [with] gal dave warren

Phil Brown bagged on June 13th, 2014 [from/via/route] C427

Simon Myerscough hiked on November 13th, 2005 [from/via/route] C220

Mike Walker summited on January 2nd, 2015 - Good Walk

Neil Bennett conquered on August 17th, 2017 [from/via/route] Climbed Helvellyn from the car park at Wythburn Church before moving on to Nethermost Pike, High Crag and Dollywaggon Pike. Dropped down to Grisedale Tarn and followed Raise Beck down to Dunmail Raise. [with] Pam Bennett, Oliver Bennett, Thomas Bennett. [weather] Sunny with variable amounts of cloud.

Adam Smithson scaled on November 3rd, 2017 [from/via/route] via route C394 [with] Myself [weather] Overcast/drizzle/windy

Margaret Kirton walked up on May 20th, 2016 [from/via/route] glenridding up to twlll clwdd down via red tarn and mine route [with] new dog whiskey [weather] summer sun but not too hot - brilliant, whiskey had swim in the tarn, was tempted but after putting my toe in decided not.

Lucy Perchard climbed on September 17th, 2017 [from/via/route] From Glennridding via Birkhouse Moor and up Striding Edge and back down Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam [with] Tony [weather] Sunny spells

Geoffrey Robertshaw bagged on September 6th, 2017 [from/via/route] Up from Thirlmere [with] Wife [weather] Mist at top - No Views at the top

Oliver Hunter hiked on May 15th, 2004 [from/via/route] Walked from Glenridding via Striding Edge. [with] Kat, Leon & Nicola, Chris & Kate, Nicola (Matthew & Jack), and Steve & Lorna. [weather] Cloudy with sunny spells - Great walk with great life-long friends.

Iain Jones summited on April 16th, 2011 [from/via/route] Swirral Edge [with] Jim Hamilton, Oliver Sage, Alex Walker, James Cunnington & Rob Argent - 29 March 2013 - via Brown Cove Crags (Winter Climb) with Graeme High & Ralph Simpson; 05 August 2017 - The Wainwright 60 - Day 3 (Helvellyn)

Hilary Hardwick conquered on July 6th, 2017 [from/via/route] started from Glenridding and ascended up to Striding Edge, walked along ridge and dropped down at The Chair, final enjoyable final ascent to Helvellyn's summit, descended down Swirral Edge and long slog back down to Glenridding [with] Went with a guide, didn't want to tackle Striding Edge without an expert on hand, Ross our guide and fellow walkers Hayden lovely lady from Taiwan and my other half, 2 people chickened out!! [weather] Muggy, hot no wind (thankfully), a bit of mist on the peaks - omg what an adventure, never in this world imagined I would walk over a ridge like this. Loved the scrambling at the part up to the summit. Bring in the next adventure, will definitely check out some more scrambling routes, as long as they are grade 1!!

Andrew Chrimes scaled on October 14th, 2015 [from/via/route] Glenridding YHA [with] Solo, till the ascent via Swirral Edge, where several other walkers joined me. It did help! [weather] Dry and warm for October

Simon Wilde walked up on July 1st, 2017 [from/via/route] Glenridding [with] Jamie illingworth [weather] Sunny - Perfect day

Fergus Mcgee climbed during April, 2015 [from/via/route] Lakes tour [with] Aoife [weather] Sunny. - from Glenridding via Swirral edge and on over Dollywagon pike to grasmere

Chris Sheard bagged on June 6th, 1998 [from/via/route] Dollywaggon pike -Striding edge - Swirral edge - 7 May 1999 CTC - 12 Aug 15 & other dates [with] George, Colin & Baz - Cadets - Solo [weather] Clear with light winds every time - Striding edge was fantastic- picked ascent dates to enjoy the edges

Elaine Evans hiked on May 12th, 2017 [from/via/route] Ascent via Raise Beck to Grizedale Tarn, then on to Dollywaggon Pike and Nethermost Pike before ascending Helvellyn. [with] Sue and Christine [weather] Beautiful warm day with a welcome breeze. Rather hazy. - Good walk to complete Helvellyn Ridge avoiding Striding and Swirral Edges.

David Wand summited on July 30th, 2008 [from/via/route] main car park up striding and down Sharpe did this a couple of times and tried a couple over the years. [with] Once with David Shepard and with Gayle and Rebecca, Jessica

Stella Whittaker conquered on May 29th, 2012 [from/via/route] Glenridding [with] Darren North [weather] Sunny with few clouds, Hot - Walked up by Miles Beck, Over Striding Edge, back down Swirral Edge and back to Glenridding. Veiws great and Striding edge was a nice challenge, Take plenty of water would descend a different route for a different view though to make it more interesting on the way down. May be after Swirral edge go back by Red Tarn Beck and Glenridding Beck past greenside lead mine. Really enjoyed the coke back at Glenridding.

Tracey Cowell scaled on April 2nd, 2017 [from/via/route] Sticks pass/ raise/ whiteside/ low man/helvellyn/Brown Cove [with] Andrew Foster

Robert Shaw walked up on August 22nd, 1998 [from/via/route] Striding Edge route up. [with] The usual crew [weather] Clear

Richard Wilkinson climbed on April 10th, 2017 [from/via/route] Helvellyn - Ascending from Glenridding via Striding Edge; returning via Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam. [with] M. Shillito [weather] Sunny day with light cloud - Perfect conditions for conquering Striding Edge; followed by a well earned pint in The Sun at Bassenthwaite.

Ken Davies bagged on April 8th, 2016 [from/via/route] Glen ridding [with] Bev [weather] Snowy - Scary on striding edge in snow. Spectacular views

Andy Parris hiked during September, 2013 [from/via/route] From Waterhead [with] Pat [weather] fine - lovely circular walk.

Richard Horton summited on September 20th, 2010 [with] Steve, Darren, Andre, Rob and Paul [weather] dull - Very Windy

Alan Smith conquered on October 28th, 2016 [from/via/route] Glenridding via Sheffield pike. [with] Matt

Steve Cookson has scaled [from/via/route] glenridding [with] gillie and liv [weather] wet

Jill Dean walked up on October 15th, 2016 [from/via/route] Patterdale [with] Grez of course! [weather] Kind to us - Striding edge!

Mark Price climbed on September 10th, 2016 [from/via/route] From Glenridding to Grasmare [with] Shaun Dunmall, Marek, David Hill [weather] low winds overcast

Christine Flitcroft bagged on June 15th, 2008 [with] Mike [weather] Sunny and no wind

Paul Peppiate hiked on May 14th, 2016 [from/via/route] Wythburn Church [with] Annie [weather] Very sunny - Great walk up - really enjoyable with great views of Thirlmere

Anthony Scott summited on May 19th, 2016 [from/via/route] Glenridding [with] LDWA [weather] Changeable

Jonathan Davies conquered on April 19th, 1990 [with] Simon Jenkins [weather] Windy, brutally cold. - We lost the path due to the snow and ended up risking life and limb to reach the summit. Simon carried a cooker on his back so we could make a coffee. My hush puppies (no proper equipment) were never the same.

David Watson scaled on August 24th, 2015 [from/via/route] YHA Helvellyn. Followed the route "Helvellyn via the Edges" (Walk 23) in the Vivienne Crow book "Lake District: High Level and Fell Walks". [with] Tilda Watson [weather] Good. Cloudy but fine.

Martyn Howarth has walked up [from/via/route] Striding Edge. - Climbed many years ago with family.

Phil Clark climbed on September 17th, 2004 [with] Carl Redfearn [weather] Warm

Peter Brent bagged on October 26th, 2015 [from/via/route] Glenriding, Swirral Edge, Summit, Stridding Edge, Glenriding [with] Steve Clark [weather] Excellent - Great walk and challenge, one ticked off my bucket list.

Michael Smyth hiked on July 15th, 2015 [from/via/route] Patterdale - Hard Tarn to Lanty's Tarn via Helvellyn [with] Brampton Fell Walkers [weather] Sunny - A hard but brilliant day

Andrew Chrimes summited on October 14th, 2015 [from/via/route] Helvellyn YHA at Glenridding via Red Tarn and Swirral Edge, returning via Whiteside and Genridding Common [with] Solo apart from Swirral Edge, joined by fellow walkers to tackle this bit together. [weather] Sunny, clear sky - Highest peak reached so far. Good to have companions for the final assent. Excellent views from the summit.

Sam Rayn conquered on June 7th, 2015 [from/via/route] striding edge [with] sham [weather] good warm sunny to begin turning chilly on summit

Tony Rogerson scaled on May 30th, 2015 [from/via/route] Out & back from High Park Wood [with] Floss & Kim [weather] Sunny

Philip Layton walked up on July 14th, 2006 [with] Karen, Karen & Steve

Mark Nattrass climbed on September 24th, 2015 [with] Will Nattrass & Nessa [weather] Sunny and warm, pouring with rain, hailstones, hurricane force winds - all by turns

Richard Marshall bagged on September 20th, 2015 [from/via/route] Thirlmere [with] Vilkan Pete Lucy Henry Bo [weather] Cold windy and cloudy at the top

James Munroe hiked on July 9th, 2015 [from/via/route] Patterdale-Striding Edge-Grisedale Tarn-St Sunday Crag [with] Matt Cromack & Nick Pierpoint [weather] Sunny

Rob Cheshire summited on August 25th, 2015 [from/via/route] From Swirls Car Park. [with] Anthony [weather] Sunny with a few whispy clouds. Surprisingly cold and windy on the top.

Ian Roy conquered on August 17th, 2015 [from/via/route] Helvellyn via Red Tarn and Swirral Edge [with] Alone [weather] Sunny, no wind, over cast later in the afternoon. - Very popular walk, can get busy at weekend and bank holidays.

Graham Pepper scaled on June 8th, 2015 [from/via/route] Glenridding - Up Swirral Edge, down Striding Edge. [with] j [weather] Hot and sunny.

Paul Macey walked up on June 22nd, 2015 [from/via/route] Walk c220 plus Starting with Seat Sandal ending Glenridding [weather] Cloudy - Left Helvellyn via swirl edge missed Catstye walked birkhouse moor

Bob Benton climbed on July 15th, 2009 [from/via/route] Striding Edge [with] Christine Benton (Spouse) [weather] Over cast with occasional rain

Claire Lloyd bagged on October 25th, 2007 [from/via/route] From Wythburn church [with] Family

David Lewis hiked on October 16th, 2015 [from/via/route] Glenrhidding and Stridind Edge [with] Lyn McCallum and The Lake District Walker [weather] Sunny start but clouded over on Helvellyn

Paul Glynn summited during 2014 [from/via/route] Glenriding [with] Wife [weather] Good weather upto red tarn, but from there low cloud and wind and visability was down to 10 yards

Andrew Phillips conquered on April 20th, 2015 [from/via/route] Thirlmere [with] Chrissie Hockley [weather] Sunny & warm

Craig Steeland scaled on September 4th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Glenridding via Striding Edge [with] Jake [weather] Partly sunny, very warm and no wind at all - Kept to the highest points on Striding Edge where possible. Steep scramble at end of the Edge. Saw two people with two dogs doing same route. Not sure how they would get dogs up and down. Lots of swearing from an older man behind us who was struggling.

Rachael Tyler walked up on April 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] Thirlmere - Swirls car park [with] The family (27 of us) xx [weather] Glorious sunshine

Christina Lander climbed on February 17th, 2015 [from/via/route] Grasmere - Mill Bridge - Little Tongue - Grisedale Tarn - Dollywaggon Pike - Helvellyn - Browncove Crags - Highpark Wood [with] Dick, Michael & Kath Hobday [weather] Very cold and windy, but dry. Sunny spells. Plenty of snow on the ground - Complete white out on the ridge

Ian Woodford has bagged [from/via/route] Not sure of June route, but it was from the opposite side of Striding Edge and up through the woods [with] Alone [weather] Torrential rain - Very quick and easy route

Jim Powell hiked on September 10th, 2013 [from/via/route] via Swirral edge, starting from Glenridding [weather] Fine sunny - Totally alone on summit. Unusual for a sunny day

Stan Goodall has summited [with] miri , ed and john

Andy Gibbs conquered during September, 2009 [from/via/route] Glenridding [with] Jake, Gav & Eddie [weather] Low cloud - Exhilarating on Striding Edge. Visibility about 10 yards!

Andrew Wood scaled on June 29th, 2014 [from/via/route] Go 4 a walk [with] Andrew, Doug & Mel [weather] Lovely warm day, but really cold on the top

Leon Harvey walked up on September 13th, 2014 [from/via/route] c394 [with] Solo [weather] clear skies no wind - Busy with Buddhist monks (birdwatching :)

Ian Simpson climbed on August 23rd, 2014 [with] Lou

David Noble bagged on September 1st, 1983 [from/via/route] Grisdale Tarn [with] School [weather] Sunny and windy - Completed again with Nick and Dean on January 25th 2014 in rain/sleet and snow with gusts of wind up to 70mph temp -2 wind chill -13 Did with Reece via Striding edge Friday 15th August and then again with Reece on Saturday 16th August and did Swirral edge

David Foster hiked on July 22nd, 2014 [from/via/route] Striding Edge from Glenridding [with] Emily, my daughter [weather] Fine, sunny and warm. very clear, beautiful day - Great packed lunch from the New Dungeon Ghyll. Took us quite a bit longer than advertised in the walk - about 8 hrs including breaks. Fairly hairy up on Striding Edge and the final ascent to Hellvelyn is a real steep scramble.

Anil Pall has summited [from/via/route] Striding Edge (Ascent) and Swirrel Edge (Descent) [weather] Cloudy but warm

Mike Jackson conquered on May 3rd, 2014 [from/via/route] Glenridding [with] On my own.. [weather] Sunny - Very busy, don't do it on the weekend!

Erika Ince scaled on June 30th, 2014 [from/via/route] Raise from Glenridding [with] Martin Ince, Hamish and Marley [weather] Sunny - Fantastic views tough but worth it

Simon Boddy walked up on June 8th, 2014 [from/via/route] Via Striding Edge from Glenridding [with] Girlfriend [weather] Windy

Michael Vaughn climbed on June 6th, 2014 [from/via/route] Thirlmere [with] Rob Friend [weather] clear

David Fearn bagged on June 11th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Glenridding via Mires Beck to Birkhouse Moor, then Striding Edge. Then on to Nethermost Pike, High Crag and Dollywaggon Pike, returned to Glenridding via Grisedale Tarn and Grisedale [with] Alone, Joinned up with a group form the RAF whilst crossing Striding Edge [weather] Clear warm day, intermittent cloud on top of Helvellyn

Michael Rafferty hiked on June 11th, 2014 [from/via/route] Glenridding [weather] Sunny

Keith Eastman summited on June 12th, 2014 [from/via/route] c394

Jennifer Connolly conquered on May 31st, 2014 [from/via/route] Patterdale [with] Michael, Kate, Simon, joss, Sam, Toby, Al Tobin, Kirsty, Leigh and about 20 others! [weather] Beautiful sunny day

Kevin Parnham scaled on May 16th, 2014 [from/via/route] Striding edge [with] Jo [weather] Sunny but windy - Great day and pleasure to be on striding edge again

Martin Sells walked up on May 12th, 2014 [from/via/route] Patterdale via Striding Edge [with] Andrew Cuthbert [weather] Dry and warm

Alex Holland climbed on April 4th, 2014 [from/via/route] C220 from Glenridding [with] Justin *2 Daren [weather] Mist windy camp - Awesome striding edge

Immacolata Pescatore bagged during 2008 [with] Phil and walking crew

Derek Parkin hiked on September 28th, 2011 [with] lynn parkin [weather] cloud on summit

Ann Davis summited on March 10th, 2014 [from/via/route] wythburn car park [weather] sunny and snow - beautiful day up top

Steve Frank conquered on May 31st, 2008 [from/via/route] Glenridding [with] Jackie Frank [weather] Sunny

Kate Parker scaled during April, 2011 [from/via/route] glenridding [with] rob ellie ivan emily caroline and shack [weather] good clear day snow ontop - trying to get shack over the wall nope not happening

Graham Coules walked up on May 19th, 2008 [from/via/route] Thirlmere, High Park Wood [with] Dale [weather] Sunny spells, light cloud

James Brocken climbed on August 25th, 2012 [from/via/route] Glennridding

Charlie Housley bagged on November 11th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Thirlspot Farm along the old pony track via Brown Crag. [with] Solo [weather] Abysmal.

Robert Nixon hiked on October 29th, 2013 [from/via/route] thirlmere [with] Family [weather] Cloudy / Showers

Trevor Williams summited on June 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] Glenridding [with] Paul [weather] Sunshine

Clive Ward conquered on May 5th, 2012 [from/via/route] Patterdale, Glenridding, Mires Beck, Striding Edge on way up. Return via Nethermost, Dollywaggon [with] On my own [weather] Clear and mostly sunny. Freezing! Ice on peaks

Martin Hobson scaled on September 30th, 2013 [from/via/route] A Glenridding circuit

Kath Edwards walked up on September 21st, 2013 [from/via/route] walking from Glenridding, going up via Striding Edge and down Swirril edge [with] Si [weather] Low Cloud, so bad visibility - Striding Edge is not as committing as Crib Goch but anyone crossing it should have a good head for hights!

John Powell climbed during May, 2008 [from/via/route] Swirral Edge [weather] Fine

Andy Stentiford bagged on August 13th, 2013 [from/via/route] Birkhouse Moor [weather] Fair. Overcast but warm.

Tim Buckley hiked on May 31st, 2009 [from/via/route] From Glenridding, Hole in the Wall, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam, Red Tarn [with] Esther [weather] Very hot and clear - Started very early and avoided the crowds. Striding Edge was brilliant, lunch on the top and stopped at Red Tarn after Catstye Cam.

Denis Hoyle summited on August 31st, 2013 [from/via/route] St John's in the vale to Grasmere. [with] Steve and his brothers [weather] Overcast and rain - Good views apart from when it rained.

Joanne Mcgawley conquered on July 27th, 2013 [from/via/route] Striding Edge [with] Rich [weather] Hot - 9.34 miles

Jason Johnston scaled on July 13th, 2013 [from/via/route] Glenridding [with] Becs, Reena, Geoff, Karen, Lee, Jane, Ben [weather] Very hot and Sunny - Great days climbing...one of the best!

Andy Rushworth walked up during July, 2009 [from/via/route] Glenridding via Striding edge back via Swirral Edge and Cats Eye Cam [Catstye Cam] [weather] Rain wind and low cloud - Wettest ever walk but well worth it

Stephen Eddy climbed on June 17th, 2011 [from/via/route] Glenridding via Striding edge [with] Mike Woodhouse, Tony Harris, Neil Whitehead [weather] Rainy

Harry Meijer bagged on May 2nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Glenridding [with] The Lake District Walker

Gilbert Vasey hiked during 2008 [with] JD

Peter Harris has summited [from/via/route] Paterdale

G Philpott has conquered [from/via/route] Patterdale,striding edge [weather] hot - best day ever

Brian Laverty scaled on July 21st, 2009 [from/via/route] glenridding, via striding edge [with] wendy [weather] various - must have done this route at least 5 times, had one good weather day

Helen Marrs walked up during 1996 [from/via/route] thirlspot

Chris Pople has climbed [from/via/route] Striding edge

Dale Verrall bagged on September 13th, 2008 [from/via/route] Glen ridding [with] Donna griffin [weather] Wet & cold

Angela Moroney hiked during January, 2013 [from/via/route] Glenridding via striding edge [with] Robert Turner [weather] Snow :)

Andrew Martin summited on March 26th, 2010 [from/via/route] glennridding [with] the boys [weather] cloudy

Phillip Bulley conquered on August 6th, 2007 [from/via/route] Swirls car park [with] Matthew [weather] Cloudy

Michael Lee scaled on March 1st, 1984 [from/via/route] Patterdale [with] Bob [weather] Cloudy but bright & dry. - Superb!

Leona Skelton walked up on October 11th, 2009 [from/via/route] Glenridding [weather] Misty - Evil Chimney Stack!!!

Iain Taylor climbed on February 5th, 2012 [from/via/route] Glenridding (NY 38992 16932)

John Cave bagged on November 5th, 2012 [from/via/route] Stannah [with] Ann & Ben [weather] Mist at lower levels, clear and sunny above mist - Almost no wind, fair amount of snow above 1500ft. We saw skiers, snowboarders, ski tow working, one person skiing with a kite.

Carole Walton hiked on October 28th, 2012 [from/via/route] Patterdale [with] Friends x2 [weather] Horrible. mist,snow on tops, wind ,rain - Wet through, Swirrel Edge and warm shower

Kevin Whelan has summited [from/via/route] Glenridding - Lanty's tarn and tacking up the side of grisedale, the hole in the wall, striding and swirral edge and back down via Birkhouse Moor [with] Charlie (eldest son 12) [weather] Cloudy with occasional shower at first - clearing for fantastic views on the top - Eating lunch at the wall waiting for the cloud to lift then checking Charlie's reaction when first seeing Striding edge when the cloud lifted and wondering if I was still up to it!

Bay Wan conquered on September 2nd, 2012 [from/via/route] started from Grasmere, up Dollywaggon Pike and Nethermost Pike [with] Graeme Cowie [weather] Sunny and Clear: 19 - had a look at Striding Edge, next time!

Dave Gutcher scaled during July, 1974 [with] John Miles

Victoria Bates walked up during December, 2011 [from/via/route] Striding Edge

Simon Smith climbed on April 15th, 2012 [from/via/route] From Glenridding and incliuded Birkhouse Moor, Striding Edge, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam. [with] Sue, Imogen, Josie, Eleanor & Eddie. [weather] Just about everything - cloud, sun, wind and a hailstorm just before Striding Edge!

Mr Davison bagged during April, 2012 [from/via/route] striding egde [with] jenny davison & finlay davison [weather] sunny

Dave Eyes hiked on August 22nd, 2011 [from/via/route] Walk in from Glenridding. Ascend via striding edge [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Sunny and warm - no wind. Superb views.

Andy Pearce summited on September 14th, 2009 [from/via/route] Glenridding [with] Anita Pearce [weather] Beautiful sunny day - Paragliders down below us on Helvellyn

Tony Aspden conquered on May 31st, 2009 [from/via/route] From Patterdale via Striding Edge [with] Andy [weather] Sunny

Frank Riches scaled on August 9th, 2012 [from/via/route] Thirlmere [with] Kian, Ellie & Carol [weather] Clear

Claire Kirk walked up on September 1st, 2010 [from/via/route] Patterdale [with] Larry Edelston [weather] Fine

Chris Bramley has climbed [from/via/route] Patterdale, Striding Edge [with] Janet [weather] Showers, bright sunshine - Managed to do striding edge!!

Stella Nuttall bagged on April 27th, 2012 [from/via/route] glenridding, striding edge, helvellyn, swirral edge and castye cam [with] christine sally and anne [weather] perfect walking day. pretty scary. - 10.30 to 15.30 a triumph

Neil Tristram hiked on July 10th, 2012 [from/via/route] Glenridding, little cove, birhouse moor, hole in the wall, bleaburry crag, low spying how, high spying how, striding edge, Helvellyn, pile of stones glenridding common, glenridding [with] Damion Olsen [weather] Some light rain cload down to 800mtrs

Christine Shepherd summited on August 17th, 1997 [from/via/route] Walked from Glenridding via Striding edge. [with] My husband Peter. [weather] Glorious sunshine - A brilliant mountain! I have 'bagged' Helvellyn 4 times since my initial visit. My second visit was in snow from Thirlmere, my third included the descent over Swirral Edge. On my 4th visit I took two friends over Striding Edge and my last visit was by myself on a gloriously clear day, again walking over Striding Edge and going on to take in Nethermost, Dollywagon , St Sunday Crag and Birks.(Walk c269)

Ian Fraser conquered on July 5th, 2011 [from/via/route] Thirlmere [with] Solo [weather] Excellent. Clear.

Cheryl Hawkes has scaled [from/via/route] Striding Edge [with] Steve

David Heyes walked up on May 22nd, 2010 [from/via/route] Glenridding [weather] Sunny

Darren Mortimer climbed on April 28th, 2012 [from/via/route] Sheffield Pike [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] windy

Ray O'hara bagged on August 16th, 2010 [from/via/route] Whilst walking the Coast to Coast - Descended via Striding Edge

Stephen Littlewood hiked on June 9th, 2007 [from/via/route] Wythburn route

Stuart Crane summited on April 27th, 2007 [from/via/route] c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere

Christine Knowles conquered on July 16th, 2005 [from/via/route] Glenridding - Striding Edge - Helvellyn - Swirral Edge [with] Graham [weather] Beautiful

Darren Gallagher scaled on March 14th, 2012 [from/via/route] c394

Robert Logan walked up on August 14th, 2010 [from/via/route] Gillside campsite [with] Judith Logan [weather] Overcast, windy, cold, low cloud on tops, sunny later - Little Cove - Swirral Edge - Helvellyn - Striding Edge - Hole in the Wall - Grisedale - Lanty's Tarn

Colin Pomfret climbed on August 16th, 1972 [from/via/route] Patterdale [with] Brenda [weather] Dry and sunny - Striding edge, return via Swirral edge

Phil Hudson bagged during August, 2009 [with] John Ryle

Jayne Phelps hiked on May 21st, 2009 [from/via/route] Thirlmere

Clifford Davenport summited during October, 2011 [from/via/route] glen ridding [with] on my own [weather] sunny and windy - sore feet

Aileen Robinson conquered on August 17th, 2011 [from/via/route] Glenridding, Mires Beck, Stridding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, Red Tarn, Grisedale, Brownend Plantation, Lanty Tarn, Welside, Glenridding [with] Denise [weather] Bright sunny day, windless, cloud came in but soon cleared - Fantastic experience, quite scary in places (my personal view)

Ron Smith, Simon Atherfold, Daniel Wynn, David Kelley, Martin Mayoh, Mr M A Blanchard, Adrian Roberts, Imogen Gunson, Peter Walsh, Paul Kendell, Jo Dixon, Steven Waterhouse, Peter Clark, Alan Fowler, David Shaw, Ian Barker, John Walter, Amanda Hinds, David Laws, Dean Bowen, Craig Lewis, Simon Clark, Steven Woodroffe, Carl Abbott, Edward Wells, Stephanie King, Karen Mountain, Adam Beeby, Peter O'sullivan, John Grimes, David Butterfield, Elaine Grayson, Keith Bancroft, Daniel Cook, Gordon Lee, Neil Heywood, Pam Armstrong, Patricia Dilley, Simon Duerden, Colin Egan, Jonathan Tobin, Michael Nolan, Leon Potts, Paul Booth, Mark Ellerington, Louise Sandwith, Louis Smith, Andrew Buxton, Mark Smith, Andrew Murphy, Tom Mcbeath, Rod Cove, Linda Mckeogh, Paul Ford, Tracey Cordes, Ray Ball, Lee Mutch, Ken Woodward, Wendy Haycock, Alan Davidson, Carol Juden, Patrick Buckland, Robin Scott, Jeffrey Hall, Raymond Barnett, Wendy Sockett, Chris Turner, Paul Stevens, John Southward, David Kelley, Ian Thomas, Stephen Millington, Elaine Kenny, Chris Bede, Rob Barklamb, Wendy Fielding, Sam Mercer, Robin Blunden, Martyn Rouse, Jeanette Coward, Jacqui Smith, Adam Shewry, Matthew Thomas, Sarah Lowe, Doug Jeffries, Linda Walker, Steve Davenport, Libby Burns, John Reynolds, Samantha Gregson, Jenny O'hare, Abubakar Bham, Rebecca Hardy and Graham Helliwell have all walked, climbed & bagged Helvellyn.

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Me (in orange jacket) and my mate Neil on our way to the top of Helvellyn on a drizzly and bitterly cold day.

Me (in orange jacket) and my mate Neil on our way to the top of Helvellyn on a drizzly and bitterly cold day.

Photo: David LeHunte (2)

Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Gerry Ball (14)

Helvellyn from Armboth Fell

Helvellyn from Armboth Fell

Photo: Ron Anderson (1)

Bassenthwaite with Skiddaw beyond from Helvellyn

Bassenthwaite with Skiddaw beyond from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (19)

Me and my father John at the summit of Helvellyn at the beginning of Feb 2012

Me and my father John at the summit of Helvellyn at the beginning of Feb 2012

Photo: Helen Robinson (1)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (37)

Helvellyn Summit Cairn

Helvellyn Summit Cairn

Photo: David Wright (269)

Christmas Day on top of Helvellyn

Christmas Day on top of Helvellyn

Photo: Arabella Bazley (1)

On Striding Edge en-route to Helvellyn

On Striding Edge en-route to Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (21)

Striding Edge and Helvellyn (in mist) with Birkhouse Moor in front, Catstycam and Sheffield Pike from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Striding Edge and Helvellyn (in mist) with Birkhouse Moor in front, Catstycam and Sheffield Pike from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Photo: Gerry Ball (31)


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