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