Striding Edge

Start point: Patterdale (NY 394 160)

Patterdale – Hole-in-the-Wall – Striding Edge – HelvellynNethermost PikeHigh CragDol lywaggon PikeSeat SandalGrisedale Tarn – Patterdale

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.

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