Helvellyn & Striding Edge 05.06.13

5 06 2013

A stonking day on Helvellyn & the Edges today.

As we climbed out of Glenridding and past Lanty’s Tarn we enjoyed extensive views over towards Fairfield and back towards the High Street range. We made great progress up and over Birkhouse Moor where we we’re once again rewarded with fab views, this time of Helvellyn and the Edges.

We took a gentle plod over to Striding Edge where we got stuck into the scrambling straight away. It seemed we had hit the edge at the perfect time as we didn’t have anyone ahead of us and loads of group starting to scramble behind us. After tackling all of the hardest sections and climbing up the loose slope at the end we we’re soaking up some incredible summit views.

We had a lengthy lunch in the sun before descending Swirral Edge. After this final scramble we made the short ascent onto Catstycam, which is a great vantage point back to Helvellyn.

From this summit we enjoyed our descent back to Glenridding past Greenside Mine in the afternoon sun.

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