Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale

Lakeland's most climbed mountain - not for the faint hearted


Route outline for walk c269:

Patterdale  -  Grisedale Bridge  -  Grisedale Beck  -  Brownends Plantation  -  Hole-in-the-Wall  -  Birkhouse Moor  -  Hole-in-the-Wall  -  Red Tarn (Helvellyn)  -  Bleaberry Crag  -  Low Spying How  -  High Spying How  -  Striding Edge  -  Helvellyn  -  Nethermost Pike  -  High Crag (Helvellyn)  -  Dollywaggon Pike  -  Grisedale Tarn  -  Deepdale Hause  -  St Sunday Crag  -  Birks  -  Patterdale.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
6
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
7
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
Marilyns
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) and an English Marilyn (2nd highest in England, 165th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Nethermost Pike at 891m (2924ft). Nethermost Pike is classified as an Wainwright (No. 9). Nethermost Pike is also known as an English Nuttall (14th highest in England, 34th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Striding Edge at 863m (2832ft). Striding Edge is also known as an English Nuttall (23rd highest in England, 48th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:

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 c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale

In no particular order . . .

The cairn on Deepdale Hause

The cairn on Deepdale Hause

Photo: Alan Wainwright (51)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Chris Oakley (1)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Wayne Hill (82)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (35)

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)

Looking down Grisdale from Dollywaggon Pike with St Sunday Crag on the right and Ullswater in the distance

Looking down Grisdale from Dollywaggon Pike with St Sunday Crag on the right and Ullswater in the distance

Photo: Wayne Hill (81)

Climbing Birkhouse Moor above Mires Beck

Climbing Birkhouse Moor above Mires Beck

Photo: Lorelei Ashman (1)

On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Gillian Lauder (2)

Christmas Day on top of Helvellyn

Christmas Day on top of Helvellyn

Photo: Arabella Bazley (1)

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)

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn and Birkhouse Moor beyond

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn and Birkhouse Moor beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (8)

The infamous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The infamous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Andrew Fryer (2)

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)

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)

Helvellyn and Striding Edge from Nethermost Pike

Helvellyn and Striding Edge from Nethermost Pike

Photo: Alan Wainwright (39)

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)

Grisedale Beck with Birkhouse Moor beyond

Grisedale Beck with Birkhouse Moor beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (4)

Nethermost Pike and Dollwaggon Pike from Helvellyn

Nethermost Pike and Dollwaggon Pike from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (38)

Helvellyn Summit

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (12)

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)

Nethermost Pike summit cairn with Helvellyn and Catstye Cam beyond

Nethermost Pike summit cairn with Helvellyn and Catstye Cam beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (40)

Pete approaching one of the high points of Striding Edge

Pete approaching one of the high points of Striding Edge

Photo: Jill Smythe (2)

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (25)

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)

Sarah on top of Helvellyn

Sarah on top of Helvellyn

Photo: Sarah Harrison (3)

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)

A Frozen Red Tarn from Striding Edge in the Snow

A Frozen Red Tarn from Striding Edge in the Snow

Photo: Tony Price (6)

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)

Walkers negotiating Striding Edge

Walkers negotiating Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (8)

Swirral Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Swirral Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (7)

A very snowy Helvellyn in early March!

A very snowy Helvellyn in early March!

Photo: Peter Dodds (1)

Nethermost Pike from Dollywaggon Pike

Nethermost Pike from Dollywaggon Pike

Photo: Dean Richardson (14)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (3)

Taking a breather before tackling Striding Edge

Taking a breather before tackling Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (12)

Grisedale Tarn

Grisedale Tarn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (37)

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)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Photo: Ian Gaylard (9)

Striding Edge from the Helvellyn summit ridge

Striding Edge from the Helvellyn summit ridge

Photo: William Ringwood (42)

The summit cairn on Dollywaggon Pike

The summit cairn on Dollywaggon Pike

Photo: Christine Shepherd (520)

Grisdale Tarn

Grisdale Tarn

Photo: Liz Stanley (2)

A frozen Grisedale Tarn from the lower slopes of Dollywaggon Pike in the snow

A frozen Grisedale Tarn from the lower slopes of Dollywaggon Pike in the snow

Photo: Peter Dryden (23)

Helvellyn summit shelter

Helvellyn summit shelter

Photo: Craig Carter (9)

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)

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)

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)

Helvellyn Summit

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (41)

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (17)

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)

Striding Edge from the top of Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the top of Helvellyn

Photo: Iain Macdonald (4)

Walkers on Striding Edge

Walkers on Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (9)

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)

Myself, Emma Cooper & Rachel Hargreaves on the summit of Helvellyn after tackling Striding Edge

Myself, Emma Cooper & Rachel Hargreaves on the summit of Helvellyn after tackling Striding Edge

Photo: David Cooper (2)

Me on Helvellyn Summit

Me on Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Jonathan Ashforth (2)

St Sunday Crag shrouded in cloud from Dollywaggon Pike

St Sunday Crag shrouded in cloud from Dollywaggon Pike

Photo: Dean Richardson (16)

Catstye Cam (centre) and Helvellyn from Birkhouse Moor

Catstye Cam (centre) and Helvellyn from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Richard Nicholls (33)

Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge from High Crag (Helvellyn)

Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge from High Crag (Helvellyn)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (41)

Helvellyn summit

Helvellyn summit

Photo: William Ringwood (39)

Thirlmere from Helvellyn

Thirlmere from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (21)

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Helvellyn Summit

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (39)

Helvellyn summit trig piller

Helvellyn summit trig piller

Photo: Alan Wainwright (34)

On the summit of Nethermost Pike

On the summit of Nethermost Pike

Photo: Christine Shepherd (466)

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)

Grisedale Tarn with St Sunday Crag (centre left) and Fairfield (right)

Grisedale Tarn with St Sunday Crag (centre left) and Fairfield (right)

Photo: Tony Higgs (22)

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (40)

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (2)

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)

Ullswater from St Sunday Crag

Ullswater from St Sunday Crag

Photo: Alan Wainwright (54)

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)

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (35)

On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (3)

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Striding Edge

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Striding Edge

Photo: Andy Brown (1)

St Sunday Crag from Nethermost Pike

St Sunday Crag from Nethermost Pike

Photo: Rob Barklamb (4)

On Striding Edge on the way to Helvellyn

On Striding Edge on the way to Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (20)

The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (532)

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 and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from the summit of Helvellyn

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

Photo: Peter Royle (6)

Helvellyn summit plateau

Helvellyn summit plateau

Photo: Craig Carter (8)

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Roger Stone (1)

*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)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (33)

Bassenthwaite with Skiddaw beyond from Helvellyn

Bassenthwaite with Skiddaw beyond from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (19)

Ullswater from Birkhouse Moor

Ullswater from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Tony Price (8)

Birkhouse Moor (left), St Sunday Crag (right) and Place Fell (centre) from near Grisedale Tarn

Birkhouse Moor (left), St Sunday Crag (right) and Place Fell (centre) from near Grisedale Tarn

Photo: Dean Richardson (17)

Rescue Helicopter above a frozen Red Tarn from Striding Edge

Rescue Helicopter above a frozen Red Tarn from Striding Edge

Photo: Tony Price (7)

Dollywaggon Pike from Nethermost Pike

Dollywaggon Pike from Nethermost Pike

Photo: William Ringwood (68)

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)

St Sunday Crag Summit

St Sunday Crag Summit

Photo: David Hayter (400)

Dollywaggon Pike (right) with The Langdale Pikes (mid distance) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) and
Scafell Pike (far distance) from St Sunday Crag

Dollywaggon Pike (right) with The Langdale Pikes (mid distance) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Scafell Pike (far distance) from St Sunday Crag

Photo: Rob Barklamb (2)

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)

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)

Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Gerry Ball (14)

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

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

Photo: Katherine Horrex (1)

On a very wet Striding Edge

On a very wet Striding Edge

Photo: Mike Hall (1)

The view from Helvellyn on a cold winters afternoon

The view from Helvellyn on a cold winters afternoon

Photo: Nigel Auty (1)

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (27)

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

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

Photo: Alan Wainwright (29)

On Striding Edge in the Snow

On Striding Edge in the Snow

Photo: Tony Price (5)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (1)

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)

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (37)

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)

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)

On the summit of Helvellyn

On the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Dean Richardson (6)

Me at the summit trig point on Helvellyn

Me at the summit trig point on Helvellyn

Photo: Peter Pearson (2)

On Striding Edge in mist

On Striding Edge in mist

Photo: Ian Gaylard (8)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: John Friskney (1)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Katherine Horrex (12)

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)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (4)

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)

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)

Snow on Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Snow on Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Richard Nicholls (59)

Grisedale with St Sunday Crag (right) from the outflow of Grisedale Tarn

Grisedale with St Sunday Crag (right) from the outflow of Grisedale Tarn

Photo: Ian Gaylard (10)

Patterdale Church

Patterdale Church

Photo: Alan Wainwright (1)

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

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

Photo: Mike Jennings (10)

Hartsop above How, Hart Crag and Fairfield from Deepdale Hause

Hartsop above How, Hart Crag and Fairfield from Deepdale Hause

Photo: Alan Wainwright (52)

On Nethermost Pike

On Nethermost Pike

Photo: Kurt Elliott (3)

St Sunday Crag summit cairn

St Sunday Crag summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (53)

Superb view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Superb view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Christian Sky (2)

Arnison Crag from Birks

Arnison Crag from Birks

Photo: David Hayter (398)

A frozen Grisedale Tarn from the lower slopes of Dollywaggon Pike in the snow

A frozen Grisedale Tarn from the lower slopes of Dollywaggon Pike in the snow

Photo: Peter Dryden (22)

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

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

Photo: John Holt (8)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Terry Maddocks (1)

St Sunday Crag from Birks

St Sunday Crag from Birks

Photo: Gerry Ball (52)

Grisedale from Deepdale Hause

Grisedale from Deepdale Hause

Photo: Alan Wainwright (50)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (38)

En-route to Rossett Pike from Great Langdale

En-route to Rossett Pike from Great Langdale

Photo: Terry Clarke (1)

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)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (3)

The flat cairn on the summit of Birks

The flat cairn on the summit of Birks

Photo: Christine Shepherd (527)

On High Spy

On High Spy

Photo: Dave Roberts (8)

Helvellyn Summit

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (40)

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)

Place Fell from Patterdale

Place Fell from Patterdale

Photo: Alan Wainwright (3)

Grisedale Beck

Grisedale Beck

Photo: Alan Wainwright (5)

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)

Helvellyn Summit Cairn

Helvellyn Summit Cairn

Photo: David Wright (269)

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Helvellyn

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Paul Johnson (20)

St Sunday Crag from Patterdale

St Sunday Crag from Patterdale

Photo: Alan Wainwright (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)

Grisedale Tarn

Grisedale Tarn

Photo: Tony Higgs (23)

Striding Edge and St Sunday Crag from Helvellyn

Striding Edge and St Sunday Crag from Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (4)

Swirral Edge from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (41)

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)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Photo: David Booth (5)

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (9)

Striding Edge from the top of Swirral Edge on Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the top of Swirral Edge on Helvellyn

Photo: Gerry Ball (12)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (19)

Glenridding Dodd (left), Ullswater and Place Fell from near Hole-in-the-Wall on the lower slopes of Helvellyn

Glenridding Dodd (left), Ullswater and Place Fell from near Hole-in-the-Wall on the lower slopes of Helvellyn

Photo: David Cooper (5)

Grisedale Beck with St Sunday Crag beyond

Grisedale Beck with St Sunday Crag beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (7)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) frozen solid

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) frozen solid

Photo: Terry Maddocks (4)

On Dollywaggon Pike

On Dollywaggon Pike

Photo: Gerry Ball (50)

On Striding Edge in mist

On Striding Edge in mist

Photo: Ian Gaylard (7)

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (20)

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

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

Photo: Mick Fox (14)

Darryl at the top of Helvellyn

Darryl at the top of Helvellyn

Photo: Nanci Moll (3)

Striding Edge from Swallow Scarth, between Helvellyn and Nethermost Pike

Striding Edge from Swallow Scarth, between Helvellyn and Nethermost Pike

Photo: Tony Higgs (16)

Snow on St Sunday Crag as the mist clears

Snow on St Sunday Crag as the mist clears

Photo: Gerry Ball (53)

On Striding Edge en-route to Helvellyn

On Striding Edge en-route to Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (21)

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (36)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (4)

Looking back along Striding Edge

Looking back along Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (10)

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn in the distance

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn in the distance

Photo: Alan Wainwright (6)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (2)

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)

Fairfield from Dollywaggon Pike

Fairfield from Dollywaggon Pike

Photo: Alan Wainwright (44)

Striding Edge with Helvellyn beyond

Striding Edge with Helvellyn beyond

Photo: William Ringwood (66)

The final 'bad rocky step' on Striding Edge

The final 'bad rocky step' on Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (11)

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)

Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor summit

Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor summit

Photo: Alan Wainwright (12)

Ullswater from (just below) Birks

Ullswater from (just below) Birks

Photo: Andy Malcolm (8)

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

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

Photo: Edward Felstead (15)

Me and my best friend Sam on Nethermost Pike

Me and my best friend Sam on Nethermost Pike

Photo: Liz Stanley (4)

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 with Helvellyn summit beyond

On Striding Edge with Helvellyn summit beyond

Photo: Stella Whittaker (15)

Helvellyn from above Red Tarn (Helvellyn)

Helvellyn from above Red Tarn (Helvellyn)

Photo: Katherine Horrex (17)

The Runaway Ramblers on Helvellyn

The Runaway Ramblers on Helvellyn

Photo: David Morecroft (12)

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (26)

On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Dave Blanchard (1)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Jerry Obeney (2)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (2)

Starting the descent from Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Starting the descent from Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Photo: Mike Hall (3)

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)

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (32)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Jerry Obeney (3)

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)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn in all its glory

Striding Edge from Helvellyn in all its glory

Photo: Roger Nunns (1)

Walkers on Swirral Edge from the summit of Helvellyn

Walkers on Swirral Edge from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Craig Carter (7)

Grisedale Tarn in the snow with St Sunday Crag (centre left) and Fairfield (right)

Grisedale Tarn in the snow with St Sunday Crag (centre left) and Fairfield (right)

Photo: John Andelin (1)

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (23)

Helvellyn

Helvellyn

Photo: Derek Cambers (1)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Iain Macdonald (1)

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)

Catstye Cam and Ullswater from Helvellyn

Catstye Cam and Ullswater from Helvellyn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (524)

Looking South from High Spy

Looking South from High Spy

Photo: Rob Barklamb (33)

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

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

Photo: Stella Whittaker (16)

Emma Cooper & Rachel Hargreaves tackling Striding Edge

Emma Cooper & Rachel Hargreaves tackling Striding Edge

Photo: David Cooper (1)

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 from the lower slopes of Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the lower slopes of Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (31)

Cofa Pike and Fairfield from High Crag (Helvellyn) with Red Screes in the distance

Cofa Pike and Fairfield from High Crag (Helvellyn) with Red Screes in the distance

Photo: Alan Wainwright (42)

My husband just before tackling Sstriding Edge on Helvellyn

My husband just before tackling Sstriding Edge on Helvellyn

Photo: Kaz Bridges (1)

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Roy Smith (2)

Starting the climb from Striding Edge up onto Helvellyn

Starting the climb from Striding Edge up onto Helvellyn

Photo: Terry Maddocks (3)

Grisedale Tarn from Brothers' Parting Stone

Grisedale Tarn from Brothers' Parting Stone

Photo: Alan Wainwright (49)

 Dollywaggon Pike summit cairn

Dollywaggon Pike summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (45)

Striding Edge basking in glorious September Sun viewed from Helvellyn

Striding Edge basking in glorious September Sun viewed from Helvellyn

Photo: Dean Richardson (5)

Helvellyn Summit Shelter

Helvellyn Summit Shelter

Photo: David Wright (268)

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)

The Bad Step on Striding Edge

The Bad Step on Striding Edge

Photo: Terry Maddocks (2)

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (24)

The Memorial to Robert Dixon on Striding Edge

The Memorial to Robert Dixon on Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (18)

Ullswater and Patterdale from Birks

Ullswater and Patterdale from Birks

Photo: Alan Wainwright (56)

High Crag (Helvellyn) summit cairn

High Crag (Helvellyn) summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (43)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (37)

On Striding Edge in mist

On Striding Edge in mist

Photo: Dean Richardson (13)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Photo: Craig Carter (10)

 Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike and High Crag from Dollywaggon Pike

Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike and High Crag from Dollywaggon Pike

Photo: Alan Wainwright (46)

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)

Catstye Cam from Hole-in-the-wall

Catstye Cam from Hole-in-the-wall

Photo: Ian Gaylard (6)

On Striding Edge in thick mist

On Striding Edge in thick mist

Photo: Dean Richardson (15)

The famous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The famous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Paul Hopper (1)

The famous view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The famous view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Ray Foster (9)

 On Dollywaggon Pike summit

On Dollywaggon Pike summit

Photo: Alan Wainwright (47)

Grisedale Tarn from Dollywaggon Pike

Grisedale Tarn from Dollywaggon Pike

Photo: Alan Wainwright (48)

Birks summit cairn

Birks summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (55)

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 - 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)

The Robert Dixon Memorial on Striding Edge

The Robert Dixon Memorial on Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (17)

On Striding Edge - looking up to Helvellyn

On Striding Edge - looking up to Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (16)

John and Tony on top of Helvellyn

John and Tony on top of Helvellyn

Photo: John Gilllatt (1)

Birkhouse Moor with Ullswater beyond from Helvellyn

Birkhouse Moor with Ullswater beyond from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (18)

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 the summit of Helvellyn in the snow

On the summit of Helvellyn in the snow

Photo: Christine Shepherd (490)

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)

Me on Striding Edge

Me on Striding Edge

Photo: Philip Hemsworth (5)

Looking down to Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Looking down to Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (67)

On Striding Edge in the mist

On Striding Edge in the mist

Photo: Mike Smart (7)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (1)

Helvellyn summit

Helvellyn summit

Photo: Paul Coulter (10)

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)

*Striding Edge and Helvellyn from Nethermost Pike

*Striding Edge and Helvellyn from Nethermost Pike

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (16)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Robyn English (1)


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