3,113 ft / 948 m


2,335 ft / 712 m


29 summits

Top climbing months

May   18%

November   15%

April   15%

"From Patterdale again. Almost the same weather as last time. Foggy, wet, drizzle, windy, and very slippy. Striding Edge was very busy and we had to queue in places. Sadly, someone fell off the ridge and died. We were following mountain rescue across the ridge before ascending to the summit. We also passed two mountain bikers who later came off and injured themselves requiring mountain rescue. The cloud lifted for a moment on Swirral Edge as we descended giving us some nice views. A day saddened by tragedy. " - NorthernWayfarer, Aug 27, 2017
"Left Patterdale at 8:40am and ascended into the cloud. Conditions were foggy in cloud, wet with mist and occasional shower, and high winds. Ascended via Striding Edge arriving at the summit about 11:40am where we stopped for lunch before heading towards Swirral Edge." - NorthernWayfarer, Jun 22, 2017
"From Glenridding, we went up to Birkhouse Moor, along by the "hole in the wall", then up striding edge onto the summit. It was a fine day in the valley, but cloud was down on striding edge and the summit. We went down swirral edge and the others made a detour up Catsycam, whilst I carried the sacks down to Red Tarn. We returned down Red Tarn beck and Glenridding beck back to the village" - davidlong, May 20, 2010
"From Glenridding village we walked up to Birkhouse Moor, then by the "hole in the wall", we crossed east of Red Tarn and up steeply onto Catstye Cam. We then went up Swirral Edge to Helvellyn. Here we went south to Nethermost Pike and Dollywagon Pike, enjoying good views all of the way. We then retraced our steps back along the ridge, passing slightly under the summit of Helvellyn and went north over Lower Man, Whiteside Bank and on to Raise. Here we descended down to Sticks Pass and returned down the broad path to Glenridding." - davidlong, Jun 10, 2009
"Staying at Bowness. Solo. By bus to Stanah Cross. I walked up the Sticks Pass. At the top of the pass I followed the path south to reach Raise (683m), continuing over White Side, Lower Man to reach the summit of Helvellyn. There were a lot of people about - in the course of the day I must have passed about 200. Someone was checking in some people at the summit. so there must have been some sort of event on. Continued to Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, Seat Sandal, Fairfield and down to Rydal. Just missed a bus so walked to Ambleside. The day was cold with a little rain. There was a little l" - peter43, Apr 1, 2006



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