13th March 2012

today's walk: Swirls - Helvellyn - Nethermost Pike - Dollywaggon Pike - Grisedale Tarn - Little Tongue Gill - Grasmere


looking back down onto Thirlmere from the ascent path from Swirls


looking west from the well made ascent path


Brocken spectre as I climb out of the cloud


Helvellyn ahead above the cloud ..


.. but I divert to Little Man


Whiteside and Raise from Little Man


looking back at my ascent ridge over Browncove Crags


Catstycam from Little Man


Catstycam again as mist sweeps over the ridge


panoramic shot of Little Man, Whiteside and Raise with Skiddaw peeping above the cloud in the distance


looking straight down Swirral Edge to Catstycam


from the summit ridge of Helvellyn looking to Striding Edge and the summit cairn


Helvellyn trig point with Raise to the left and Catstycam to the right


360 degree panorama from Helvellyn - click on the image for a larger version


another atmospheric shot of Catstycam


looking down on Striding Edge


Catstycam from near the top of Striding Edge


looking south to Fairfield, Dollywaggon Pike and Nethermost Pike


another look down onto Striding Edge


still snow on the eastern edges with Fairfield above the cloud ahead


Catstycam and Striding Edge from the slopes of Nethermost Pike


looking back to Helvellyn from the top of Nethermost Pike


Dollywaggon Pike ahead ..


.. but when I reach it the ridge is in thick mist


descending to Grisedale Tarn with Seat Sandal behind


looking east from the top of Grisedale Tarn with St Sunday Crag up on the right


looking down Tongue Gill ..


.. and down Little Tongue Gill with Great Tongue between the two gills


zooming in on Grasmere from the descent beside Little Tongue Gill


the confluence of Tongue Gill with Little Tongue Gill