13th July 08 - Helvellyn
As the forecast was for "bright and
sunny" weather, we decided to do Helvellyn on the first day. This time up
from the Thirlmere side. As it turned out, it was more "dull and
cloudy" - but at least it didn't rain!
It is about 5 miles and a 3300ft climb! Probably worse coming down than going up. I got a serious case of my infamous 'jelly legs'...
|Starting the long, long climb up|
|Finally at the summit|
|Fabulous view over Red Tarn with Striding Edge on the right, with views towards Ullswater (far left)|
|Richard and the view to Swirral Edge|
|At the top|