Sat, 09 Sept|
Helvellyn Guided Walk - via Striding & Swirral edges (start/finish Glenridding)
Test yourselves physically and emotionally on this classic route to the summit of Helvellyn, incorporating two iconic ridges - Striding and Swirral Edges. It will be a day you will never forget...for the right reasons! A fully guided walk with a mountain leader that knows the route inside and out!
Time & Location
09 Sept, 08:30
Glenridding, Glenridding, Penrith CA11, UK
About the event
Is tackling Striding edge to reach the summit of Helvellyn on your bucket list? If so, why not join us on a fully guided walk, led by a qualified mountain leader (also a first-aider and Registered Nurse).
Starting from Glenridding, we will make our way towards the slopes of Birkhouse Moor before taking an ascent path which will get the calves and heart pumping! After a few snaps and a breather, we will then make our way towards the ‘hole in the wall’ (not a cash point!), the start of the path which takes us over Striding Edge and after 60 minutes of scrambling, on to the summit of Helvellyn.
This route is not for the faint-hearted or those not used to steep group with big drops! On our descent from Helvellyn via Swirral edge, we will make a small detour to the summit of Catstye Cam if this is something the group want to do.The event is intended for those who have experience in the hills with sufficient fitness to walk for 6-7 hours at a pace of 2-3km per hour. We will journey at a comfortable pace with plenty of photo opportunities and re-fuelling stops.
Start and finish: Glenridding (£8 pay and display)
Distance: 9 miles approx
Duration: 7-9 hours depending on group pace
Cost: £45 each
Maximum group ratio: 4:1
Leadership from qualified mountain leader / first aider
Wonderful views (weather permitting)
Support and encouragement
Sense of achievement at the end!
Helvellyn via the edges