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Monday, 22 August 2011

English 3,000'ers: An Evening on Helvellyn

With: Rhodri Pritchard ("Rodders")
Where: Helvellyn, Lake District
Weather: A ridge of high pressure gave fine, dry and completely windless conditions
Me on Helvellyn Summit
 We set off from Swirls car park on a fine late August evening at about 17:30 and took the direct route to the summit broadly following the line of Helvellyn Gill and just around the back of Browncove Craggs. The route has been extensively worked on by the National Park authorities, its a bit of a stone staircase.

Rodders has been with us for his gap year & is about to leave to join the Christian Mountain Centre in Wales. Before moving on & beginning his Mountain Leader Training, of which much is likely to be in Snowdonia, he was keen to get a couple more Lakes log book days in.

It took us just over an hour and a half to get to the summit where we were rewarded with some excellent views, photos below & on facebook. To get back down we just re-traced our footsteps, a great way to spend a few hours on an evening like this!

Roddres with Swirral Edge in Background

Helvellyn Summit "Plateau"

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