Striding Edge

Start point: Patterdale (NY 394 160)

Patterdale – Hole-in-the-Wall – Striding Edge – HelvellynNethermost Pike – East Ridge Grisedale – Patterdale

Distance: 8.8 miles     Total Ascent: 960 metres     Time Taken: 5 hours     Start Time: 07:00

Weather: Sunny and warm. 13ºC

It was a lot cooler this morning than it has been of late, down to 3C when I set off. Once the sun was out though it soon warmed up and it turned into a superb morning. I descended via the east ridge of Nethermost Pike and even managed a quick dip in the hidden Hard Tarn.

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