Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale

Lakeland's 3rd highest via the infamous Striding Edge


Route outline for walk c427:

Patterdale  -  Patterdale Church  -  Grisedale Bridge  -  Grisedale Beck  -  Brownend Plantation  -  Lanty's Tarn  -  Hole-in-the-Wall  -  Red Tarn (Helvellyn)  -  Bleaberry Crag  -  Low Spying How  -  High Spying How  -  Striding Edge  -  Helvellyn  -  Swirral Edge (optional)  -  Hole-in-the-Wall  -  Grisedale Beck  -  Patterdale




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
2
English
Mountains
Wainwright
1
Wainwright
 English Nuttalls
2
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) and an English Marilyn (2nd highest in England, 165th highest in the UK). The summit of Helvellyn is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Striding Edge at 863m (2831ft). Striding Edge is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (19th highest in England, 42nd highest in England & Wales) Striding Edge is also known as an English Nuttall (23rd highest in England, 49th highest in England & Wales).


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale

In no particular order . . .

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Pete approaching one of the high points of Striding Edge

Pete approaching one of the high points of Striding Edge

Photo: Jill Smythe (2)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Swirral Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Swirral Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (7)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Gillian Lauder (2)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Nethermost Pike and Dollwaggon Pike from Helvellyn

Nethermost Pike and Dollwaggon Pike from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (38)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On High Spy

On High Spy

Photo: Dave Roberts (8)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Looking South from High Spy

Looking South from High Spy

Photo: Rob Barklamb (33)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge from the top of Swirral Edge on Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the top of Swirral Edge on Helvellyn

Photo: Gerry Ball (12)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (37)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge in the mist

On Striding Edge in the mist

Photo: Mike Smart (7)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - John and Tony on top of Helvellyn

John and Tony on top of Helvellyn

Photo: John Gilllatt (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Birkhouse Moor with Ullswater beyond from Helvellyn

Birkhouse Moor with Ullswater beyond from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (18)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (19)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Grisedale Beck with Birkhouse Moor beyond

Grisedale Beck with Birkhouse Moor beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (4)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge in the Snow

On Striding Edge in the Snow

Photo: Tony Price (5)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Me on Helvellyn Summit

Me on Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Jonathan Ashforth (2)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - St Sunday Crag from Patterdale

St Sunday Crag from Patterdale

Photo: Alan Wainwright (2)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Photo: Ian Gaylard (9)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Robyn English (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - St Sunday Crag (left) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

St Sunday Crag (left) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Photo: Alan Wainwright (10)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Walkers on Striding Edge

Walkers on Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (9)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - The 'Bad Step' at the western end of Striding Edge

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

Photo: Alan Wainwright (28)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Looking back east along Striding Edge toward St Sunday Crag

Looking back east along Striding Edge toward St Sunday Crag

Photo: Stella Whittaker (14)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Helvellyn Summit

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (40)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (3)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Taking a breather before tackling Striding Edge

Taking a breather before tackling Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (12)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Rescue Helicopter above a frozen Red Tarn from Striding Edge

Rescue Helicopter above a frozen Red Tarn from Striding Edge

Photo: Tony Price (7)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Sarah on top of Helvellyn

Sarah on top of Helvellyn

Photo: Sarah Harrison (3)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: John Friskney (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge in thick mist

On Striding Edge in thick mist

Photo: Dean Richardson (15)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (35)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Helvellyn Summit Shelter

Helvellyn Summit Shelter

Photo: David Wright (268)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge from Helvellyn in all its glory

Striding Edge from Helvellyn in all its glory

Photo: Roger Nunns (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Helvellyn from above Red Tarn (Helvellyn)

Helvellyn from above Red Tarn (Helvellyn)

Photo: Katherine Horrex (17)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Grisedale Beck with St Sunday Crag beyond

Grisedale Beck with St Sunday Crag beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (7)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Helvellyn summit

Helvellyn summit

Photo: Paul Coulter (10)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - The famous view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The famous view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Ray Foster (9)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Patterdale Church

Patterdale Church

Photo: Alan Wainwright (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge from the lower slopes of Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the lower slopes of Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (31)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge on the way to Helvellyn

On Striding Edge on the way to Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (20)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - En-route to Rossett Pike from Great Langdale

En-route to Rossett Pike from Great Langdale

Photo: Terry Clarke (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - The Bad Step on Striding Edge

The Bad Step on Striding Edge

Photo: Terry Maddocks (2)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Iain Macdonald (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (40)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (27)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Helvellyn summit

Helvellyn summit

Photo: William Ringwood (39)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Chris Oakley (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Looking up Swirral Edge

Looking up Swirral Edge

Photo: Gerry Ball (15)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Roger Stone (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (32)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge summit

Striding Edge summit

Photo: Alan Wainwright (22)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Grisedale Beck

Grisedale Beck

Photo: Alan Wainwright (5)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Helvellyn summit plateau

Helvellyn summit plateau

Photo: Craig Carter (8)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - The Memorial to Robert Dixon on Striding Edge

The Memorial to Robert Dixon on Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (18)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Bassenthwaite with Skiddaw beyond from Helvellyn

Bassenthwaite with Skiddaw beyond from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (19)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Photo: David Booth (5)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Helvellyn summit trig piller

Helvellyn summit trig piller

Photo: Alan Wainwright (34)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (3)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (4)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Christmas Day on top of Helvellyn

Christmas Day on top of Helvellyn

Photo: Arabella Bazley (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On the summit of Helvellyn

On the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Glenn Philpott (2)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Looking down to Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Looking down to Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (67)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (2)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (4)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge basking in glorious September Sun viewed from Helvellyn

Striding Edge basking in glorious September Sun viewed from Helvellyn

Photo: Dean Richardson (5)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (26)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - My husband just before tackling Sstriding Edge on Helvellyn

My husband just before tackling Sstriding Edge on Helvellyn

Photo: Kaz Bridges (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Emma Cooper & Rachel Hargreaves tackling Striding Edge

Emma Cooper & Rachel Hargreaves tackling Striding Edge

Photo: David Cooper (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn in the distance

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn in the distance

Photo: Alan Wainwright (6)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Myself, Emma Cooper & Rachel Hargreaves descending Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Myself, Emma Cooper & Rachel Hargreaves descending Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Photo: David Cooper (4)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Helvellyn

Helvellyn

Photo: Derek Cambers (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Wayne Hill (82)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (532)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge - looking up to Helvellyn

On Striding Edge - looking up to Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (16)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - A Frozen Red Tarn from Striding Edge in the Snow

A Frozen Red Tarn from Striding Edge in the Snow

Photo: Tony Price (6)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (38)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Swirral Edge from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (41)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (2)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (37)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge and St Sunday Crag from Helvellyn

Striding Edge and St Sunday Crag from Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (4)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Me on Striding Edge

Me on Striding Edge

Photo: Philip Hemsworth (5)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Catstye Cam from Hole-in-the-wall

Catstye Cam from Hole-in-the-wall

Photo: Ian Gaylard (6)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On a very wet Striding Edge

On a very wet Striding Edge

Photo: Mike Hall (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Me at the summit trig point on Helvellyn

Me at the summit trig point on Helvellyn

Photo: Peter Pearson (2)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - *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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - The Robert Dixon Memorial on Striding Edge

The Robert Dixon Memorial on Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (17)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Descending Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Descending Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Photo: David Cooper (3)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Helvellyn Summit

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (12)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Photo: Craig Carter (10)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (23)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (35)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge - looking back to Birkhouse Moor

On Striding Edge - looking back to Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Alan Wainwright (15)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge from the Helvellyn summit ridge

Striding Edge from the Helvellyn summit ridge

Photo: William Ringwood (42)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (25)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - The infamous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The infamous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Andrew Fryer (2)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Striding Edge

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Striding Edge

Photo: Andy Brown (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Looking back along Striding Edge

Looking back along Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (10)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (20)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Starting the descent from Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Starting the descent from Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Photo: Mike Hall (3)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (17)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Walkers negotiating Striding Edge

Walkers negotiating Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (8)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Darryl at the top of Helvellyn

Darryl at the top of Helvellyn

Photo: Nanci Moll (3)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Jerry Obeney (2)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Place Fell from Patterdale

Place Fell from Patterdale

Photo: Alan Wainwright (3)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Swirral Edge (Helvellyn)

Swirral Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (34)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Dave Blanchard (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Jerry Obeney (3)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Helvellyn

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Paul Johnson (20)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn and Birkhouse Moor beyond

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn and Birkhouse Moor beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (8)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Ullswater from near Lanty's Tarn

Ullswater from near Lanty's Tarn

Photo: Dean Richardson (18)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Starting the climb from Striding Edge up onto Helvellyn

Starting the climb from Striding Edge up onto Helvellyn

Photo: Terry Maddocks (3)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Red Tarn (Helvellyn) frozen solid

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) frozen solid

Photo: Terry Maddocks (4)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge in mist

On Striding Edge in mist

Photo: Dean Richardson (13)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - The 'easier' path on the north side of Striding Edge

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

Photo: Alan Wainwright (29)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - The final 'bad rocky step' on Striding Edge

The final 'bad rocky step' on Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (11)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge in mist

On Striding Edge in mist

Photo: Ian Gaylard (8)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (36)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge with Helvellyn beyond

Striding Edge with Helvellyn beyond

Photo: William Ringwood (66)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Superb view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Superb view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Christian Sky (2)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Swirral Edge (Helvellyn) and Catstye Cam

Swirral Edge (Helvellyn) and Catstye Cam

Photo: Iain Macdonald (3)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On the summit of Helvellyn in the snow

On the summit of Helvellyn in the snow

Photo: Christine Shepherd (490)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Helvellyn and Swirral Edge (top right) from Red Tarn (Helvellyn)

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

Photo: John Holt (8)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - The famous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The famous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Paul Hopper (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Helvellyn Summit

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (39)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (9)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - The view from Helvellyn on a cold winters afternoon

The view from Helvellyn on a cold winters afternoon

Photo: Nigel Auty (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (36)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Place Fell and Grisedale from Hole-in-the-Wall

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

Photo: Edward Felstead (15)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Photo: Alan Wainwright (9)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Katherine Horrex (12)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge with Helvellyn summit beyond

On Striding Edge with Helvellyn summit beyond

Photo: Stella Whittaker (15)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Red Tarn (Helvellyn) with Catstye Cam beyond from Striding Edge

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

Photo: Stella Whittaker (16)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On the summit of Helvellyn

On the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Dean Richardson (6)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (24)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (33)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge in mist

On Striding Edge in mist

Photo: Ian Gaylard (7)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Terry Maddocks (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (3)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Swirral Edge

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Swirral Edge

Photo: Gerry Ball (16)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Gerry Ball (14)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Roy Smith (2)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Walkers on Swirral Edge from the summit of Helvellyn

Walkers on Swirral Edge from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Craig Carter (7)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Helvellyn summit shelter

Helvellyn summit shelter

Photo: Craig Carter (9)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Striding Edge from the top of Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the top of Helvellyn

Photo: Iain Macdonald (4)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Lanty's Tarn

Lanty's Tarn

Photo: Dean Richardson (19)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Helvellyn Summit Cairn

Helvellyn Summit Cairn

Photo: David Wright (269)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - The Runaway Ramblers on Helvellyn

The Runaway Ramblers on Helvellyn

Photo: David Morecroft (12)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Iain Macdonald (2)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Catstye Cam and Ullswater from Helvellyn

Catstye Cam and Ullswater from Helvellyn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (524)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Birkhouse Moor from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

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

Photo: Mick Fox (14)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Helvellyn Summit

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (41)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - A very snowy Helvellyn in early March!

A very snowy Helvellyn in early March!

Photo: Peter Dodds (1)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (2)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - Thirlmere from Helvellyn

Thirlmere from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (21)

Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale - On Striding Edge en-route to Helvellyn

On Striding Edge en-route to Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (21)


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