Start point: Patterdale (NY 394 160)
Distance: 11 miles Total Ascent: 1170 metres Time Taken: 5 hours
Weather: All sorts, with snow on the tops. 6oC.
It was a bit wintry to say the least today. The climb up to and across Striding Edge was quite clear but with plenty of soft, fresh snow around. As soon as I hit the top of Helvellyn, the clouds came down and made the views non-existent. From then on, there was all sorts of weather – rain, sleet, snow, hail – you name it! Still, it was nice to get in the snow again. It certainly makes a change from the somewhat damper weather we have had recently.