Helvellyn via Striding Edge - August 31st 2008
Mist rolling in to Hole in the Wall - but plenty of t-shirts still in evidence!
Approaching the local sheep for some advice on the best route from Hole in the Wall to the summit
Route - Patterdale - Hole in the Wall - Striding Edge - Helvellyn - Swirral Edge - Red Tarn - Glenridding via Green side Mine - Patterdale
Weather: Not what you want for an August Bank Holiday!
But let’s not hang around too long up here!
Distance: c.16 km (9.5 miles)
Total Ascent: 911m (2990 ft)
Time: c.7 Hours (thanks to the me being slow!)
Maps OS Landranger 90
OS Explorer OL5
A misty view back just below to summit towards Striding Edge and Red Tarn