A HIGH OLD TIME ON HELVELLYN

It’s Graham’s last week of the season as Felltop Assessor and I spent a few days up in Cumbria with him over Easter. We were blessed with absolutely glorious weather on the Sunday which, as luck would have it, was the day I chose to go up Helvellyn with him. It was hot and sunny with hardly any wind – in fact, I got quite sunburnt – but with some cloud sitting in the valleys below us, which looked amazing from above. There was still some snow clinging to the mountain sides, looking a bit like lovely edging decorations, but infinitely more treacherous. It was a busy, busy day, with lots of people about, but we still managed to find a really quiet route down where we discovered frogspawn in marshy ponds, and a lovely stream to cool our feet in. And that evening we met friends for a meal, and on the way we stopped off at Castlerigg stone circle, to get some photos of it looking lovely in the evening sunlight.

I’ll let the pictures describe the day…

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3 thoughts on “A HIGH OLD TIME ON HELVELLYN

  1. You’re the only person to ever make Swirral Edge look flat 😉 There looks to have been a few smallish avalanches there recently and a few more to come by the look of some of those breaking-up cornices. Lovely day to be up there…
    Carol.

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