Start point: Dunmail Raise (NY 329 111)

Dunmail Raise – Willie Wife Moor – Helvellyn Nethermost PikeHigh CragDollywaggon Pike – Grisedale Tarn – Raise Beck – Dunmail Raise

Distance: 7.4 miles     Total Ascent: 1000 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 50 minutes

Weather: Cold with sunny intervals and snow showers. -4oC

Blimey, it was cold this morning! It was -8C when I drove through Grasmere for an early start up to Helvellyn from Dunmail Raise. The slog up Willie Wife Moor took longer than I thought and when I reached the snow line at 650 metres, the going became even tougher with the iced over snow making walking difficult. Once on the summit of Helvellyn, I put my crampons on for security and enjoyed the high level traverse of the snowy ridge.

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