Walk c213 Helvellyn from Glenridding

Lakeland's 3rd highest via the infamous Striding & Swirral Edges - not for the faint hearted


Route outline for walk c213:

Glenridding  -  Birkhouse Moor  -  Hole-in-the-Wall  -  Red Tarn (Helvellyn)  -  Bleaberry Crag  -  Low Spying How  -  High Spying How  -  Striding Edge  -  Helvellyn  -  Swirral Edge  -  Hole-in-the-Wall  -  Brownend Plantation  -  Grisedale Beck  -  Lanty's Tarn  -  Keldas  -  Glenridding.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
English
Mountain
Wainwright
2
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
3
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Helvellyn at 950m (3118ft). Helvellyn is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (3rd highest in England, 12th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 3). Helvellyn is also known as an English Nuttall (4th highest in England, 14th highest in England & Wales). Helvellyn is also classified as an English Marilyn (2nd highest in England, 165th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Striding Edge at 863m (2832ft). Striding Edge is also known as an English Nuttall (23rd highest in England, 48th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Birkhouse Moor at 718m (2356ft). Birkhouse Moor is classified as an Wainwright (No. 79). Birkhouse Moor is also known as an English Nuttall (110th highest in England, 188th highest in England & Wales).

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL5
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c213 Helvellyn from Glenridding

In no particular order . . .

On a very wet Striding Edge

On a very wet Striding Edge

Photo: Mike Hall (1)

Helvellyn Summit Cairn

Helvellyn Summit Cairn

Photo: David Wright (269)

Eric and me on Helvellyn, 5 months after his hip replacement :)

Eric and me on Helvellyn, 5 months after his hip replacement :)

Photo: Amanda Hamlyn (1)

Helvellyn Summit flanked by Striding Edge (left) and Swirral Edge (right) from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

Helvellyn Summit flanked by Striding Edge (left) and Swirral Edge (right) from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

Photo: Mick Fox (15)

With work colleagues on the summit of Helvellyn on a sponsored walk

With work colleagues on the summit of Helvellyn on a sponsored walk

Photo: Kate Daniel (1)

Swirral Edge, Helvellyn

Swirral Edge, Helvellyn

Photo: Hugh Turner (4)

Helvellyn summit trig piller

Helvellyn summit trig piller

Photo: Alan Wainwright (34)

St Sunday Crag above Grisedale from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

St Sunday Crag above Grisedale from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

Photo: Mick Fox (16)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (35)

The view from Helvellyn on a cold winters afternoon

The view from Helvellyn on a cold winters afternoon

Photo: Nigel Auty (1)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Jerry Obeney (2)

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (9)

On Striding Edge on the way to Helvellyn

On Striding Edge on the way to Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (20)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (1)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Iain Macdonald (1)

Starting the climb from Striding Edge up onto Helvellyn

Starting the climb from Striding Edge up onto Helvellyn

Photo: Terry Maddocks (3)

Starting the descent from Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Starting the descent from Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Photo: Mike Hall (3)

Swirral Edge from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (41)

On the summit of Helvellyn in the snow

On the summit of Helvellyn in the snow

Photo: Christine Shepherd (490)

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Katherine Horrex (1)

Swirral Edge (Helvellyn) and Catstye Cam

Swirral Edge (Helvellyn) and Catstye Cam

Photo: Iain Macdonald (3)

Striding Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from the summit of Helvellyn

Striding Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Peter Royle (6)

On Striding Edge - looking back to Birkhouse Moor

On Striding Edge - looking back to Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Alan Wainwright (15)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (36)

Swirral Edge from the col between Helvellyn and Catstye Cam

Swirral Edge from the col between Helvellyn and Catstye Cam

Photo: Katherine Horrex (16)

The famous view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The famous view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Ray Foster (9)

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Swirral Edge

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Swirral Edge

Photo: Gerry Ball (16)

Helvellyn summit plateau

Helvellyn summit plateau

Photo: Craig Carter (8)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (4)

Family group having completed Striding Edge before the last pull up to Helvellyn.

Family group having completed Striding Edge before the last pull up to Helvellyn.

Photo: John Turner (16)

Helvellyn and Red Tarn from below Swirral Edge

Helvellyn and Red Tarn from below Swirral Edge

Photo: Christian Sky (5)

*Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam (far right) from near Hole-in-the-wall

*Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam (far right) from near Hole-in-the-wall

Photo: Richard Heeley (4)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge in all it's glory from Helvellyn

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge in all it's glory from Helvellyn

Photo: Stella Whittaker (17)

Ullswater from Keldas near Lanty's Tarn

Ullswater from Keldas near Lanty's Tarn

Photo: Linda Royston (9)

Striding Edge (left) and Helvellyn from the approach to Hole-in-the-Wall

Striding Edge (left) and Helvellyn from the approach to Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: Katherine Horrex (5)

St Sunday Crag (left) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

St Sunday Crag (left) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Photo: Alan Wainwright (10)

Rescue Helicopter above a frozen Red Tarn from Striding Edge

Rescue Helicopter above a frozen Red Tarn from Striding Edge

Photo: Tony Price (7)

The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (532)

Striding Edge from the top of Swirral Edge on Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the top of Swirral Edge on Helvellyn

Photo: Gerry Ball (12)

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Swirral Edge (right) from above Hole-in-the-Wall

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Swirral Edge (right) from above Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: William Ringwood (65)

Helvellyn Summit

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (40)

The head of the Grisedale Valley with Dollywaggon Pike to the left, High Crag, Nethermost Pike and then Helvellyn (far right) from near Brownend Plantation

The head of the Grisedale Valley with Dollywaggon Pike to the left, High Crag, Nethermost Pike and then Helvellyn (far right) from near Brownend Plantation

Photo: Mike Renny (4)

Ullswater from Glenridding

Ullswater from Glenridding

Photo: David Hayter (336)

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (17)

Helvellyn from Swirral Edge

Helvellyn from Swirral Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (15)

Glenridding Dodd (left), Glenridding and Ullswater from Birkhouse Moor

Glenridding Dodd (left), Glenridding and Ullswater from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Mike Jennings (10)

Ullswater from Birkhouse Moor

Ullswater from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Tony Price (8)

Lanty's Tarn

Lanty's Tarn

Photo: Dean Richardson (19)

Pete approaching one of the high points of Striding Edge

Pete approaching one of the high points of Striding Edge

Photo: Jill Smythe (2)

Grisedale Beck with Birkhouse Moor beyond

Grisedale Beck with Birkhouse Moor beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (4)

Storms brewing over St Sunday Crag (far left), Fairfield (left) and Dollywaggon Pike (right) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Storms brewing over St Sunday Crag (far left), Fairfield (left) and Dollywaggon Pike (right) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Photo: Edward Felstead (19)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Robyn English (1)

Grisedale with Birks beyond from near the Hole-in-the-wall between Birkhouse Moor and Helvellyn

Grisedale with Birks beyond from near the Hole-in-the-wall between Birkhouse Moor and Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Balfe (14)

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam from the Birkhouse Moor

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam from the Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Katherine Horrex (4)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) with Catstye Cam beyond from Striding Edge

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) with Catstye Cam beyond from Striding Edge

Photo: Stella Whittaker (16)

On Striding Edge in mist

On Striding Edge in mist

Photo: Ian Gaylard (8)

Helvellyn from Hole-in-the-Wall at the start of Striding Edge

Helvellyn from Hole-in-the-Wall at the start of Striding Edge

Photo: Christian Sky (3)

Boredale Hause and Angletarn Pikes across Ullswater from Glenridding

Boredale Hause and Angletarn Pikes across Ullswater from Glenridding

Photo: Andy Malcolm (173)

Striding Edge and St Sunday Crag from Helvellyn

Striding Edge and St Sunday Crag from Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (4)

Looking down to Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Looking down to Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (67)

Looking up Grisedale to St Sunday Crag & Fairfield (left), Grisedale Hause, Dollywaggon Pike, High Crag (Helvellyn) & Nethermost Pike from below Hole-in-the-Wall

Looking up Grisedale to St Sunday Crag & Fairfield (left), Grisedale Hause, Dollywaggon Pike, High Crag (Helvellyn) & Nethermost Pike from below Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: Katherine Horrex (13)

The Runaway Ramblers on Helvellyn

The Runaway Ramblers on Helvellyn

Photo: David Morecroft (12)

Striding Edge (left) and Helvellyn from near Hole-in-the-wall

Striding Edge (left) and Helvellyn from near Hole-in-the-wall

Photo: Richard Heeley (2)

On Striding Edge with Helvellyn summit beyond

On Striding Edge with Helvellyn summit beyond

Photo: Stella Whittaker (15)

Helvellyn (left), Swirral Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from the approach to Striding Edge near Hole-in-the-Wall

Helvellyn (left), Swirral Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from the approach to Striding Edge near Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: Ray Foster (10)

On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (3)

Sheffield Pike from the lower slopes of Birkhouse Moor

Sheffield Pike from the lower slopes of Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Richard Nicholls (32)

Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from the top of Helvellyn, May 2012

Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from the top of Helvellyn, May 2012

Photo: Christine Leach (1)

Striding Edge basking in glorious September Sun viewed from Helvellyn

Striding Edge basking in glorious September Sun viewed from Helvellyn

Photo: Dean Richardson (5)

Sheffield Pike from the lower slopes of Birkhouse Moor

Sheffield Pike from the lower slopes of Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Richard Nicholls (42)

John and Tony on top of Helvellyn

John and Tony on top of Helvellyn

Photo: John Gilllatt (1)

At the summit of Helvellyn during a recent family get together

At the summit of Helvellyn during a recent family get together

Photo: John Turner (8)

Our dog Ted enjoying the view in the way up Helvellyn

Our dog Ted enjoying the view in the way up Helvellyn

Photo: Karen Kazerella (1)

Nethermost Pike and Dollwaggon Pike from Helvellyn

Nethermost Pike and Dollwaggon Pike from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (38)

Birkhouse Moor from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

Birkhouse Moor from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

Photo: Mick Fox (14)

Storms developing over Fairfield (left) and Dollywaggon Pike (right) from Brownend Plantation, Grisedale

Storms developing over Fairfield (left) and Dollywaggon Pike (right) from Brownend Plantation, Grisedale

Photo: Edward Felstead (17)

The infamous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The infamous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Andrew Fryer (2)

Looking back east along Striding Edge toward St Sunday Crag

Looking back east along Striding Edge toward St Sunday Crag

Photo: Stella Whittaker (14)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (33)

Me at the summit trig point on Helvellyn

Me at the summit trig point on Helvellyn

Photo: Peter Pearson (2)

Clouds rolling in over Fairfield (left), Dollywaggon Pike and Nethermost Pike from Helvellyn

Clouds rolling in over Fairfield (left), Dollywaggon Pike and Nethermost Pike from Helvellyn

Photo: Craig Carter (11)

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (23)

Ullswater

Ullswater

Photo: Richard Nicholls (43)

Darryl at the top of Helvellyn

Darryl at the top of Helvellyn

Photo: Nanci Moll (3)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Photo: Ian Gaylard (9)

Helvellyn

Helvellyn

Photo: Derek Cambers (1)

Helvellyn, Red Tarn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Striding Edge

Helvellyn, Red Tarn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (14)

Approaching Swirral Edge in the Snow

Approaching Swirral Edge in the Snow

Photo: Mick Fox (11)

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (26)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Katherine Horrex (12)

Helvellyn summit shelter

Helvellyn summit shelter

Photo: Craig Carter (9)

Striding Edge, Helvellyn and Red Tarn from below Swirral Edge

Striding Edge, Helvellyn and Red Tarn from below Swirral Edge

Photo: Christian Sky (4)

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (35)

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Roger Stone (1)

On Striding Edge in thick mist

On Striding Edge in thick mist

Photo: Dean Richardson (15)

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (37)

Striding Edge summit

Striding Edge summit

Photo: Alan Wainwright (22)

Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Hole-in-the-Wall

Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: Alan Wainwright (11)

The 'easier' path on the north side of Striding Edge

The 'easier' path on the north side of Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (29)

Helvellyn Summit

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (12)

Me on Helvellyn Summit

Me on Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Jonathan Ashforth (2)

Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Photo: Alan Wainwright (9)

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Iain Macdonald (2)

Taking a breather before tackling Striding Edge

Taking a breather before tackling Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (12)

Lesley and the 2 Cocker Spaniels, Millie and Monty, on Helvellyn in November 2011

Lesley and the 2 Cocker Spaniels, Millie and Monty, on Helvellyn in November 2011

Photo: Tony Lee (1)

Walkers on Striding Edge

Walkers on Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (9)

Helvellyn summit

Helvellyn summit

Photo: Paul Coulter (10)

On Striding Edge - looking up to Helvellyn

On Striding Edge - looking up to Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (16)

On Swirral Edge in the Snow

On Swirral Edge in the Snow

Photo: Mick Fox (12)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (3)

On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Dave Blanchard (1)

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam, Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Ullswater from the summit of Helvellyn

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam, Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Ullswater from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Katherine Horrex (14)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (2)

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Striding Edge

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Striding Edge

Photo: Andy Brown (1)

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Helvellyn

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Paul Johnson (20)

Dave Munro and Red Tarn from Helvellyn with Striding Edge beyond

Dave Munro and Red Tarn from Helvellyn with Striding Edge beyond

Photo: Paul Holroyd (7)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: John Friskney (1)

Walkers on Swirral Edge from the summit of Helvellyn

Walkers on Swirral Edge from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Craig Carter (7)

Anthea and Graham on Helvellyn summit with Ullswater in the distance

Anthea and Graham on Helvellyn summit with Ullswater in the distance

Photo: Graham Stainsby (1)

The Newlands Valley from High Spy with Bassenthwaite Lake in the distance and The Skiddaw Massif to the right

The Newlands Valley from High Spy with Bassenthwaite Lake in the distance and The Skiddaw Massif to the right

Photo: Wayne Hill (91)

Bassenthwaite with Skiddaw beyond from Helvellyn

Bassenthwaite with Skiddaw beyond from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (19)

The famous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The famous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Paul Hopper (1)

Place Fell and Grisedale from Hole-in-the-Wall

Place Fell and Grisedale from Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: Edward Felstead (15)

On the summit of Helvellyn

On the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Glenn Philpott (2)

The 'Bad Step' at the western end of Striding Edge

The 'Bad Step' at the western end of Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (28)

On Striding Edge in the Snow

On Striding Edge in the Snow

Photo: Tony Price (5)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (19)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Jerry Obeney (3)

Catstye Cam and Ullswater from Helvellyn

Catstye Cam and Ullswater from Helvellyn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (524)

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)

Approaching Striding Edge and Helvellyn via Low Spying How and Bleaberry Crag

Approaching Striding Edge and Helvellyn via Low Spying How and Bleaberry Crag

Photo: Katherine Horrex (6)

Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Andy Malcolm (7)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Photo: David Booth (5)

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (27)

Mike, Tim and Shaun at the summit trig point on a very wet Helvellyn - I swear there were seals on the summit!

Mike, Tim and Shaun at the summit trig point on a very wet Helvellyn - I swear there were seals on the summit!

Photo: Mike Hall (2)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (38)

Christmas Day on top of Helvellyn

Christmas Day on top of Helvellyn

Photo: Arabella Bazley (1)

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Roy Smith (2)

The final 'bad rocky step' on Striding Edge

The final 'bad rocky step' on Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (11)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Terry Maddocks (1)

Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Red Tarn from Hole-in-the-Wall

Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Red Tarn from Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: Chris Ellis (2)

Birkhouse Moor summit cairn - with Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam beyond

Birkhouse Moor summit cairn - with Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (13)

A very snowy Helvellyn in early March!

A very snowy Helvellyn in early March!

Photo: Peter Dodds (1)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Photo: Craig Carter (10)

Me on Striding Edge

Me on Striding Edge

Photo: Philip Hemsworth (5)

Grisedale Beck

Grisedale Beck

Photo: Alan Wainwright (5)

My husband just before tackling Sstriding Edge on Helvellyn

My husband just before tackling Sstriding Edge on Helvellyn

Photo: Kaz Bridges (1)

Sarah on top of Helvellyn

Sarah on top of Helvellyn

Photo: Sarah Harrison (3)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (1)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (37)

On Striding Edge in the mist

On Striding Edge in the mist

Photo: Mike Smart (7)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) frozen solid

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) frozen solid

Photo: Terry Maddocks (4)

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn in the distance

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn in the distance

Photo: Alan Wainwright (6)

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (40)

En-route to Rossett Pike from Great Langdale

En-route to Rossett Pike from Great Langdale

Photo: Terry Clarke (1)

Snow on Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Snow on Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Richard Nicholls (59)

Ullswater from near Lanty's Tarn

Ullswater from near Lanty's Tarn

Photo: Dean Richardson (18)

Derwent Water, Blencathra, Walla Crag and 
Bleaberry Fell from High Spy

Derwent Water, Blencathra, Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell from High Spy

Photo: Peter Swan (14)

This is me scrambling to the summit of Helvellyn after surviving Striding Edge!

This is me scrambling to the summit of Helvellyn after surviving Striding Edge!

Photo: Paula Oldham (4)

Striding Edge from the top of Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the top of Helvellyn

Photo: Iain Macdonald (4)

Helvellyn and Swirral Edge (top right) from Red Tarn (Helvellyn)

Helvellyn and Swirral Edge (top right) from Red Tarn (Helvellyn)

Photo: John Holt (8)

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (2)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Chris Oakley (1)

Striding Edge and Helvellyn above Red Tarn from the col between Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam

Striding Edge and Helvellyn above Red Tarn from the col between Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam

Photo: Brian Balfe (15)

A Frozen Red Tarn from Striding Edge in the Snow

A Frozen Red Tarn from Striding Edge in the Snow

Photo: Tony Price (6)

Ullswater and Glenridding from the lower slopes of Birkhouse Moor

Ullswater and Glenridding from the lower slopes of Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Richard Nicholls (31)

Derwent Water with Keswick and the Skiddaw Massif beyond from High Spy

Derwent Water with Keswick and the Skiddaw Massif beyond from High Spy

Photo: Dave Roberts (7)

Looking South from High Spy

Looking South from High Spy

Photo: Rob Barklamb (33)

Looking up Swirral Edge

Looking up Swirral Edge

Photo: Gerry Ball (15)

Superb view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Superb view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Christian Sky (2)

On High Spy

On High Spy

Photo: Dave Roberts (8)

Looking back along Striding Edge

Looking back along Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (10)

Helvellyn summit

Helvellyn summit

Photo: William Ringwood (39)

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Helvellyn Summit

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (39)

Helvellyn from above Red Tarn (Helvellyn)

Helvellyn from above Red Tarn (Helvellyn)

Photo: Katherine Horrex (17)

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (25)

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (32)

The Memorial to Robert Dixon on Striding Edge

The Memorial to Robert Dixon on Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (18)

Swirral Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Swirral Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (7)

Helvellyn Summit

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (41)

Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Gerry Ball (14)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn in all its glory

Striding Edge from Helvellyn in all its glory

Photo: Roger Nunns (1)

On Striding Edge en-route to Helvellyn

On Striding Edge en-route to Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (21)

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (20)

The Robert Dixon Memorial on Striding Edge

The Robert Dixon Memorial on Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (17)

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)

A very grumpy Shaun post walk in Glenridding after scaling Helvellyn via Striding Edge on a very, very wet day!

A very grumpy Shaun post walk in Glenridding after scaling Helvellyn via Striding Edge on a very, very wet day!

Photo: Mike Hall (4)

Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Red Tarn taken from Hole-in-the-Wall at the beginning of Striding Edge

Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Red Tarn taken from Hole-in-the-Wall at the beginning of Striding Edge

Photo: Stella Whittaker (13)

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam from the summit of Birkhouse Moor

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam from the summit of Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Katherine Horrex (3)

Thirlmere from Helvellyn

Thirlmere from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (21)

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (24)

Coniston Old Man from Swirl How on a snowy February day.

Coniston Old Man from Swirl How on a snowy February day.

Photo: Liz Halpin (5)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (4)

Striding Edge from the lower slopes of Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the lower slopes of Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (31)

Climbing Birkhouse Moor above Mires Beck

Climbing Birkhouse Moor above Mires Beck

Photo: Lorelei Ashman (1)

On Striding Edge in mist

On Striding Edge in mist

Photo: Dean Richardson (13)

Helvellyn from the 'Bad Step' at the western end of Striding Edge

Helvellyn from the 'Bad Step' at the western end of Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (30)

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (36)

On Striding Edge in mist

On Striding Edge in mist

Photo: Ian Gaylard (7)

Striding Edge, (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam (right) from Birkhouse Moor

Striding Edge, (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam (right) from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Christian Sky (1)

The Bad Step on Striding Edge

The Bad Step on Striding Edge

Photo: Terry Maddocks (2)

Catstye Cam, White Side and Raise (Helvellyn) from the summit of Birkhouse Moor

Catstye Cam, White Side and Raise (Helvellyn) from the summit of Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Katherine Horrex (2)

On the summit of Helvellyn

On the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Dean Richardson (6)

Swirral Edge (Helvellyn)

Swirral Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (34)

Rays of sun shining through the clouds over Fairfield (left) and Dollywaggon Pike (right) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Rays of sun shining through the clouds over Fairfield (left) and Dollywaggon Pike (right) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Photo: Edward Felstead (18)

Runaway Ramblers from Bury on top of Steel Fell (Dead Pike) in early May

Runaway Ramblers from Bury on top of Steel Fell (Dead Pike) in early May

Photo: David Morecroft (19)

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn and Birkhouse Moor beyond

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn and Birkhouse Moor beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (8)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (2)

Walkers negotiating Striding Edge

Walkers negotiating Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (8)

High Dodd (Sleet Fell) and Place Fell across Ullswater from Mossdale Bay near Glenridding

High Dodd (Sleet Fell) and Place Fell across Ullswater from Mossdale Bay near Glenridding

Photo: Andy Malcolm (172)

The Ullswater Water Steamer docked at Glenridding<br>with Place Fell in the background

The Ullswater Water Steamer docked at Glenridding
with Place Fell in the background

Photo: Chris Trueman (3)

Helvellyn Summit Shelter

Helvellyn Summit Shelter

Photo: David Wright (268)

Striding Edge with Helvellyn beyond

Striding Edge with Helvellyn beyond

Photo: William Ringwood (66)

Looking up Grisedale with St Sunday Crag (left) and Dollywagon Pike (centre)

Looking up Grisedale with St Sunday Crag (left) and Dollywagon Pike (centre)

Photo: Rob Barklamb (6)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Wayne Hill (82)

Catstye Cam (centre) and Helvellyn from Birkhouse Moor

Catstye Cam (centre) and Helvellyn from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Richard Nicholls (33)

Birkhouse Moor with Ullswater beyond from Helvellyn

Birkhouse Moor with Ullswater beyond from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (18)

Grisedale Beck with St Sunday Crag beyond

Grisedale Beck with St Sunday Crag beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (7)

On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Gillian Lauder (2)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (3)

Catstye Cam from Hole-in-the-wall

Catstye Cam from Hole-in-the-wall

Photo: Ian Gaylard (6)

Place Fell, Grisedale and the lower slopes of St Sunday Crag (right) from below Hole-in-the-Wall

Place Fell, Grisedale and the lower slopes of St Sunday Crag (right) from below Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: Edward Felstead (16)

Striding Edge from the Helvellyn summit ridge

Striding Edge from the Helvellyn summit ridge

Photo: William Ringwood (42)

Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor summit

Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor summit

Photo: Alan Wainwright (12)


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