HELVELLYN
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Helvellyn - 19th September 2006
WALK STATISTICS
Date 19th September 2006 Description Helvellyn
Start Point Glenridding Peaks Climbed Catstycam 890m
Total Time 5hrs 30min   Helvellyn 950m
Walking Time 4hrs 45min   Helvellyn Lower Man 925m
Stopped Time 0hrs 45min   Whiteside 863m
Distance 10.05 miles    
Moving Average 2.1 mph    
Elevation at Start 155 metres Temperature 16°C
Total Ascent 998 metres Weather Cloud and rain then Sunny
Max Elevation 949 metres Walking With No One
WALK NOTES

Glenridding - Red Tarn Beck - Red Tarn - Catstycam - Swirral Edge - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - Whiteside - Glenridding

Although I had climbed Helvellyn several times before I had never climbed Catstycam and walked along Swirral Edge before. The weather was lovely on Helvellyn - a great improvement from the start of the walk. I met two walkers with their dog half way along Swirral Edge. Unfortunately they could not carry on to the summit of Helvellyn as they were too scared to continue!! A long way back when they were so very close!! On the way up to Red Tarn the path was quite muddy in places and there was a digger repairing the path.

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PROFILE
REFERENCE

Reference Books Used

A Pictorial Guide To The Lakeland Fells (The Eastern Fells) by A Wainwright
Maps Used
OL5 Explorer - The English Lakes (North-Eastern Area)
PHOTOGRAPHS
Ullswater & Glenridding
Ullswater & Glenridding
View to Lead Mine
Place Fell from path to Catstycam
Lead Mine on Glenridding Beck
Glenridding Beck
Catstycam & Glenridding Beck
Repairing the path on way to Catstycam
Helvellyn & Red Tarn
Swirral Edge & Red Tarn
Path up to Swirral Edge & Catstycam
Looking up to Catstycam
Striding Edge & Red Tarn from Catstycam Summit
Striding Edge & Red Tarn from Catstycam Summit
Sheffield Pike Ullswater and Birkhouse Moor from Catstycam Summit
Keppelcove from Catstycam Summit
Sheffield Pike Ullswater and Birkhouse Moor from Catstycam Summit
Catstycam from Swirral Edge
Red Tarn from Swirral Edge
Catstycam from Swirral Edge
Red Tarn from near top of Swirral Edge
Catstycam from near top of Swirral Edge
Catstycam from Swirral Edge
Catstycam from near top of Swirral Edge
Red Tarn & Striding Edge from Swirral Edge
Helvellyn Trig Point and Catstycam
Helvellyn Trig Point looking towards Helvellyn Summit
Fairfield & Nethermost Pike from Helvellyn
Catstycam from Helvellyn Summit
Striding Edge from Helvellyn Summit
Helvellyn Shelter
Helvellyn Trig Point from Summit
Swirral Edge & Catstycam
Catstycam from Helvellyn Summit
Sheep on Helvellyn Summit
Helvellyn Trig Point
Catstycam & Red Tarn from Helvellyn Summit
Whiteside & Raise from top of Swirral Edge
Catstycam from top of Swirral Edge
Catstycam from Helvellyn Lower Man Summit
Thirlmere from Helvellyn Lower Man Summit
Catstycam from Helvellyn Lower Man
Whiteside
Whiteside Summit
Raise from Whiteside Summit
Catstycam Swirral Edge & Helvellyn from Whiteside Summit
Raise
Path back to Glenridding
Sheep on road near Glenridding
Swirral Edge

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