Monday, August 26, 2013

Helvellyn, Lower Man and White Side

Dixon memorial on Striding Edge

Scorching hot bank holiday; where better to head that Striding Edge.  We even set off late, starting walking at about 11am, planning to be on top of Helvellyn right in the middle of the mid-day sun.  I was walking with Dean and Jonathan today, both mates from work, both of whom I supervised on their student placements.  Dean had done very little fell walking before, which is why we opted for this classic.

From Glenridding, up to Lanty's Tarn, to the Hole in the Wall, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Lower Man, White Side, back down to Glenridding.  9 miles in total.

Lanty's Tarn

the slog up to the Hole in the Wall

about to head over Striding Edge

Dean enjoying Striding Edge

The Chimney - the only difficult bit on Striding Edge - not that difficult and there is a path around the side

up on top

from Helvellyn Lower Man looking back over Swirral Edge

White Side summit
not that far to Raise - no let's head back

still having fun on the way down

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