Helvellyn Climber's Log

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barryg - Sep 10, 2008 5:37 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2007

On Striding Edge  Sucess!

This was the first mountain I climbed in the Lake District. Probably my favourite too, the Striding Edge path is spectacular.


visentin - Sep 1, 2008 8:33 am

my only "english" munro :)  Sucess!



Andy_Hornung - Jul 19, 2008 5:00 am

Stag Weekend

Not mine. Large party of slightly hung-over men ascended Helvellyn Gill and Brown Cove Crags. August 2003.

and again on 31 Jan 2010 via Striding Edge in great winter conditions. descent via Swirall Edge


Nanuls - Apr 16, 2008 11:24 am

Summer of 2004  Sucess!

After attending my GF's graduation in Stafford we drove straight up to the Lakes and this was one of the mountains we climbed. Made a day of it by traversing the full lenght of the ridge and then walking back to the car along the valley floor. Had excellent weather and enjoyed some fantastic views.


hamishsummers - Apr 16, 2008 7:23 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2008

Loads of times  Sucess!

Done this one loads of times from all different directions. Great mountain with some good ascents including some excellent winter gullies. Seen Alan Hinkes up here too!


citizen453 - Mar 16, 2008 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Apr 8, 1998

One of my Firsts  Sucess!

This was great fun, one of my first summits ever and first out of the US. Very fun climbing with 'postcard' views. The folks in the area and on the climb were some of the friendliest people I've met traveling.


igneouscarl - Feb 26, 2008 2:25 pm Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2007

Many times, always different  Sucess!

Just up this weekend for the most recent time. Very strong winds on the top, with a fun ice step above Squirrel Edge (with bucket steps).


mountainmanmark - Feb 10, 2008 10:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1990

You can always guarantee a good day on Helvellyn  Sucess!

This was one of my very first mountains I ever climbed and I still remember it to this day, drizzle with the cloud base just sweeping over the hole in the wall, clambered over striding edge, with a bit of help at the end. That won me over for ever. Since then Helvellyn is my second most climbed peak, in sun, rain, snow hail, blizzards, hurricanes, the usual weather for the lakes, but come what may whatever the weather whichever the route, you'll always have a good days climb/hike/ramble on Helvellyn! Oh and MountainManJohn see you up there again no doubt!


norm79 - Feb 3, 2008 3:40 pm

Hot Summer Day  Sucess!

Climbed via Striding Edge on a boiling hot summer's day. Continued back to Patterdale over St. Sunday Crag. Great mountain.


mountainmanjohn - Feb 3, 2008 4:43 am

My Favourite  Sucess!

Not sure but think its the best. Last went to Helvellyn in Jan. Great winter route Striding Edge first, up onto the top, met Alan Hinkes, played around and came down Swirrel. Have done the mountain many times in all weathers......always great to be there. It seems to get the most snow too.

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