Pete and Bella chose the best day of the week for their adventure on Helvellyn with Dave and Steve yesterday, the weather was perfect for Striding Edge, it was a bit windy at times but nothing to bother the intrepid quartet. We set out from Glenridding in good time and ascended the path beside Mires Beck onto Birkhouse Moor then made a stylish traverse of Striding Edge to the summit which we reached about 1330. We descended by Swirral Edge then over Catstycam and down past the old Greenside mine in Glenridding and along the track into the village itself in time for a welcome coffee and cake in my favourite café there.
|Looking North from the slopes of Birkhouse Moor across Glenridding and Ullswater beyond.|
|Pete took this picture from Birkhouse Moor with the elegant cone of Catstycam on the right of Helvellyn and the ridge of Striding Edge on the left.right|
|Bella poses with Pete on the Edge with the summit of Helvellyn beyond.|
|Looking along Striding Edge towards Helvellyn with Red Tarn below on the right and Nethermost Pike to the left.|