Ready for a fine days walking on Helvellyn.
Derek,Gordon and Graham at start of walk up to Striding edge on Helvellyn.
Are you sure we are going the right way Graham ?
The Grisedale valley back down towards Patterdale.
Dollywagon Pike (858m)
Grisedale Beck above Elmhow farm.
It was certainly warm as we headed up the Hole in the Wall path towards Striding edge.
Banksy above the Hole in the wall with Ullswater in the background.
Helvellyn to the left of Catstye Cam.
Red tarn sitting below Helvellyn.
On the path as we approach Striding edge and onto the Helvellyn summit plateau.
On Striding edge with the summit of Helvellyn behind us.
The start of Striding edge
Near to the Chimney on Striding edge.
Looking down on Striding edge from near the top of Helvellyn.
Skiddaw from Helvellyn. Criffel can just be made out in the distance across the Solway.
On Striding edge.
Gordon and Graham high up on Striding edge.
Nice view from up here.
Red tarn and Striding edge from up on Helvellyn.
Banksy in the distance walking up towards Swirral edge.
Summit of Helvellyn and Gordon is making sure he is refuelled before our decent down via Swirral edge.
The sun began to shine as we reached the summit of Helvellyn(950m)
From the summit looking back towards Catstye Cam and the Eden Valley with the north Pennines in the distance.
From Swirral edge looking back across to Striding Edge and beyond towards Fairfield.