Striding Edge*** 1
[Winter striding edge, 1 kb]863m. Walk in from either Patterdale or Glenridding to Helvellyn's south eastern ridge, from the hole in the wall you start the ridge proper. Follow this all the way to Helvellyn's flat summit, a path handrails the ridge just below the crest for less exposure.

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Photo: Winter striding edge © Mike_Bottom
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Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jul/15

NicShorty13 - Solo - 04/Jul/15 with Shorty

Great day
shortypug - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Nic H

Simnel - Solo - 02/Jul/15

Very misty & wet.
buxtoncoffeelover - Solo - 20/Jun/15 with Lynn

tommylongfellow - 20/Jun/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/May/15

Lindh - 15/May/15

An early start for this day trip. Was pouring down from the off with snow visible through the low cloud. With a very tricky climb over striding edge onto Helvellyn with a like wise tricky descent in knee deep snow via Swirral edge. A good decent pleasing walk but absolutely drenched.
davren1977 - AltLd - 03/May/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - May/15

Hiked/ran up as part of the Horseshoe. Great exposure, stuck as close to the ridge as possible for best effect.
atom - Solo - 18/Apr/15 with Lee Parker

Hidden - 18/Apr/15

slushy snow slope on the last approach to the top. Descent via Swirral Edge, crampons needed to descend snow slope from the top.
Nesa - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/15

Adderbury Climber - Solo - 28/Mar/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/15

Robaduck - 13/Feb/15

Hidden - 2015

bleddynmawr - 2015

Richie Torrance - Solo - 06/Dec/14

Bivied near Hole in the Wall the night before.
gavinpeach - 06/Dec/14 with Glen Dickson

Hidden - 30/Nov/14

Tim Rodgers - 23/Nov/14

Up striding edge, along swirral edge and down the north of Catstycam
dobby 200 - 09/Nov/14 with sarah, ben

David Carpenter - 09/Nov/14

poppyw - 05/Nov/14 with Geoff Moss, Nigel

Hidden - Solo - 02/Nov/14

alexcummings95 - 11/Oct/14

Hidden - 04/Oct/14

BeckyPayne - 23/Jul/14 with Rob Haigh

heidavey - 12/Jul/14 with Susi

Simnel - 06/Jun/14

First mountain route with no ropes!
Trace - 06/Jun/14

Hidden - 21/May/14

ali macphee - Solo - 17/May/14 with Hilary

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/May/14

Puma - 03/May/14

Lots of scared tourists
Belayathon - May/14

kdblondie - 26/Apr/14 with John Armstrong

jayyaj - Solo - 22/Apr/14 with Alex Herbert

timmyhobby - 19/Apr/14

Walked a circular from Patterdale: Striding Edge-Helvellyn-Nethermost Pike-High Crag-Dollywagon Pike. Beautiful day so lots of slow traffic.
Becks87 - Solo - 19/Apr/14 with Powsers, Dad

vix - 10/Apr/14 with ML

Stephen Shaw - Solo - 05/Apr/14

jhobbs - Solo - 01/Apr/14 with Ben Watson

No real snow on striding edge, swirral was much snowier
lordyosch - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/14

Not much snow on the edge but plenty around to look at
JimboWizbo - 29/Mar/14 with Beth

pete_naylor - Solo O/S - Jan/14 with David Humm

mc2006 - 2014

Ian K Hall - 2014

RobEdwards - 07/Dec/13

Descent, after climbing pinnacle ridge.
rnotman67 - Solo - 01/Dec/13 with Gavin

JP78 - 30/Nov/13

Bede - Solo - 30/Nov/13

Glenridding- Hole in the Wall - Striding Edge - Helvellyn Summit - Swirral Edge - Catstye Cam - Glenridding Beck - Glenridding. 7.5 miles, 836 m ascent.Start 10 am end 3.20 pm
JudithE - Solo - 30/Nov/13 with Cristina, Pete

Fentonio - Solo O/S - 17/Nov/13 with Ben Brady

On way to Helvellyn
Peeley.b - 12/Oct/13 with Dave Woodford

JamesRich - Solo rpt - Aug/13 with Karen Rich, Howard Rich, Paul Rich

Hidden - Solo - 16/Jul/13

theocelano - 14/Jul/13

Left at 5am to walk in the cool, had the whole ridge and mountain to ourselves until the path below Catseye Cam where we met the hordes around 10am. About 5 hours car to car, at a very leisurely pace enjoying the scenery.
LJC - 13/Jul/13 with Little Ben, Theo

gav - Solo - 06/Jul/13 with Chris, Will, Jimbo

Two Cams Tom - 05/Jul/13

Damp and cloudy
rnotman67 - Solo - 30/Jun/13 with Kevin Murphy

In descent
Mike Caine - Solo - 29/Jun/13 with Alpine Club members

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13

First scramble! No problems!!
RuthW - Solo - 19/Jun/13

Gerrard - Solo - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - Jun/13

Hidden - 26/May/13

Hidden - 25/May/13

jburrows99 - Solo - 21/May/13 with Jon Pye

jimbonfire - Solo - 12/May/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/May/13

Hidden - May/13

Hidden - 27/Apr/13

ramraider - Solo - 31/Mar/13

Descent after Catstye Cam Gully and Swirral Edge
JudithE - 30/Mar/13 with Martin Ellis

A bit of snow and ice about but not really winter conditions!
Marq - Solo rpt - 02/Mar/13 with Cath Sanders, Dave Clark, Vicky Lisle

Vicky L - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Dave Clark, Cath S, Marq

Vicky L - Solo - 02/Mar/13 with Dave Clark, Cath S, Marq

Hidden - Solo - 15/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo - 19/Jan/13

Jayzen - Solo - 05/Jan/13

Tony Kartawick - 2013

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Dec/12

Hidden - 01/Dec/12

Goose4 - 01/Dec/12 with Alex Pokhilko

Hidden - Solo - 15/Nov/12

jonberry791 - 08/Nov/12 with si stamp

zvm - TR - Oct/12

Mark Collins - Solo rpt - 22/Sep/12 with Ian Jake Ju Stapes Dav JP Meggers Jim Liam Dave G Dunc, Rod Collins, Ian Nightingale, Neil Henson

Fentonio - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/12 with Chris Morgan, Craig Lochead

williamsd79 - 02/Sep/12 with Tom Harvey

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/12

Philbo - 18/Aug/12

dakidunn - 12/Aug/12 with Jill Richardson

Hidden - 12/Aug/12

Hidden - 01/Aug/12

Darrengold - Solo - 29/Jul/12 with Rockets Outdoor Adventurers Society

kitP - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Jennifer

Jen Cooke - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/12 with kitP

Happy Haggis - 25/Jun/12 with Hugh Robinson

Robbo1 - Lead - 25/Jun/12 with Jen Robinson

Webster - 19/Jun/12

Jack Whiteley - 09/Jun/12

2010_graham - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/12 with blue-icefox

SarahMae - Jun/12 with Neil

Matt Dolan - Solo rpt - Jun/12 with Jessica Priestley

Stephen Shaw - 21/May/12 with GG

Hidden - 05/May/12

Fentonio - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/12

Matt Bill Platypus - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Marzia

Tom Hecht - 29/Feb/12 with Lotte Stuer

Bits of loose snow just below the cornice.
Drew(yes im magic) - 05/Feb/12 with Sam Oliver

BikeClimbWalk - Solo - 24/Jan/12 with John J

Martin Rowe - 24/Jan/12 with Paul Carroll

P Carroll - 24/Jan/12 with Martin Rowe

csh.1000 - Solo - 15/Jan/12 with Tony, John, Mike

MikeDowsett - 15/Jan/12 with Tony Fidler, Colin Harper, jshields

cmtoombs - Solo - 01/Jan/12

beardy mike - 2012

Hidden - 2012

BelleVedere - 2012

Hidden - 2012

georgemax - 2012

miketangokilo - 2012

crabtreer - 2012

mike96 - 2012

butteredfrog - 2012

chapmand - 2012

church465 - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Wesley Orvis - 2012

rwpatt - 2012

didn't know you could count walks too! First time I'd ever done a ridge walk about 2006 - felt very scared - wonder what it would feel like now that I've been climbing
Angie Jones - 2012

alanburniston - 2012

petecox84 - 2012

kitch22 - 2012

rosenunnerley - 2012

cant remember the month, pretty sure it was 2012, stayed in the youth hostel the night before. MRT were doing some training with teh helicopter on the approach which was cool to watch. bit of a snow bank to gain the summit
wjcdean - Solo - 2012

John Pierre - 20/Nov/11 with Dan M

johnrich - 16/Nov/11

johannes - 12/Nov/11

gordo - 12/Nov/11

sausage - Solo O/S - 11/Nov/11

Dan_Murph - Nov/11 with John Pierre

nevets1984 - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/11

Friends of Carlotta - 20/Oct/11

Hidden - Solo - 16/Oct/11

Mr Fuller - 16/Oct/11

Hidden - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - 01/Oct/11

Jams Crwca - Solo - 24/Sep/11 with Danny

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/11

Hidden - 05/Sep/11

zvm - Sep/11

Ross.Cooper - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Jazz Braund

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/11

AndyRogers - Solo rpt - 16/Aug/11 with ianlaw

maxsmith - Solo - 15/Aug/11

lynn - 12/Aug/11 with Sam Marsland

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/11

nrhardy - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Jo

Kept to the top of the ridge. Great scramble.
Kingsjester - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Paul Feltham

Nigel Bond - Lead - 28/Jul/11 with HF High Routes 2011

Damp cloudy, brilliant scramble
rnotman67 - Solo - 20/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo - 01/Jul/11

mheyes101 - Solo - 01/Jul/11 with tedalaki

henry.jeffreys - Solo O/S - Jul/11 with Vikki Lusis, Will Foxall

Hidden - 09/Jun/11

Ly-Cilph - Solo rpt - 14/May/11 with Clare A

baldie_chick - Solo - 14/May/11 with Patrick Hogan

deahutchins - Solo O/S - 06/May/11

deahutchins - Solo O/S - 06/May/11

stafford101 - 30/Apr/11

Great Day with friends
JRClay100 - 26/Apr/11 with CL Atkinson, GJ Baigent

Lawrence Harold - 19/Apr/11 with Katie Pavel, Caroline Pearson, Oliver Harold

Hidden - Solo rpt - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 04/Apr/11

Hidden - Apr/11

HIGHTOWER - Solo - 12/Mar/11 with Gary Phytherch

Hidden - 05/Mar/11

Fiona cheyney - Mar/11

Hidden - 12/Feb/11

ally1509 - Solo O/S - 12/Feb/11 with James Whitlock

natalio - 12/Feb/11

Ben lad - Jan/11 with rambo and justin

MariaT - 2011

ross duffield - 2011

fhuaran - 2011

rockdoctor - 2011

JamesM - 2011

pasbury - 2011

The Wriggler - 2011

Hidden - 2011

doughy - 2011

Hidden - 2011

richardadventurecafe - 2011

oliverk - 2011

smason - 2011

isi_o - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Wainers44 - 2011

crossdressingrodney - Solo O/S - 2011

garywalker147 - 2011

Mal Grey - 2011

jon59 - 2011

monkeyboyraw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Zoomer - 2011

Joe Miller - 2011

Hidden - 2011

markriddington - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Guyinsas - 2011

Hidden - 2011

halfaseesaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Kamikaze Badger - 2011

Hidden - 2011

ColinD - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

tsjx - 2011

Sean Kelly - 2011

bsmedz - 2011

Ben C - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Tobias at Home - 2011

franny - 2011

AdamDawson - 2011

Liam Martin - Solo - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

butteredfrog - 2011

gedi - 2011

hamishjfk - Solo O/S - 2011

johnwoo - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Mild Matt - 07/Nov/10 with Colin R

Mungo Shuntobox - Solo - 06/Nov/10

masmith - 24/Oct/10

jack.williams1 - 23/Oct/10

Nice calm day with no wind or rain, although the low cloud did limit the views slightly. Fantastic route!!!
robblowen - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Krissy

rob7b - 09/Oct/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Oct/10

Oujmik - Solo - Sep/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/10

JBlackford97 - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/10

JamesRich - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/10

Hidden - Solo - Aug/10

Hidden - Jul/10

Duracell - 22/Jun/10 with Tom Furnival

Nigel Bond - Solo - 15/Jun/10

dpe - 04/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo - Jun/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/May/10

Glorious Weather, great ridge.
randomjerk - Solo O/S - 22/May/10 with Stuart, Raksha

Captain Solo - Solo - 05/May/10 with Karen

quarryman - May/10 with Nic Bryceland

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/10

pizza - Apr/10

Hidden - Solo - 01/Jan/10

martinturner - 2010 with Rob Turner

knicos - 2010

ad82amr - 2010

CGlennie - 2010

Hidden - 2010

jandyd05 - 2010 with Julie Anglesea

Hidden - 08/Nov/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Oct/09

malc - 28/Oct/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/09

mysterion - 03/Oct/09

DomBuxton - Solo - Oct/09

Jayzen - Oct/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/09

benlawlor85 - Sep/09

popebenedictus - 13/Aug/09 with Ruth Harding

Tiddles09 - Aug/09

Becks87 - Solo - 25/Jul/09

wet...
snowy_woodruff - 21/Jul/09 with Mem

another return via Swirral Edge
swintle - Solo - Jul/09 with Guy Collis

Hidden - 22/Jun/09

gav - 19/Jun/09 with Mark

IanHarrison - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/09 with Tanya Savage, Conan

Hidden - Solo - Jun/09

olekemi - Solo - 24/May/09 with Alan O, Andrew T, Alison A, Jamie L

bexyboo - Solo - May/09

ritid - Solo - May/09

frume - Solo - 01/Apr/09 with Saff

CM1992 - Solo - 2009

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/08

MrFreekie - 23/Jul/08

Hidden - Solo - 21/Jul/08

Hidden - 07/Jul/08

Hidden - 07/Jul/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/08

Chris Manasseh - 21/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jun/08

Andrew Deacon - 31/May/08 with Pete

Julian Prieto - 02/May/08

Vanessa Simmons - 26/Apr/08

Hidden - 01/Apr/08

Hidden - 01/Apr/08

newvena - Mar/08

andygreen - 02/Feb/08

Hidden - Solo - 02/Feb/08

As part of horseshoe, lovely.
Tom Last - Solo - 2008

monkeyboyraw - Solo - 2008

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2008

Caralynh - Solo - Dec/07

Hidden - 11/Nov/07

dbarmbs - 10/Nov/07

jonathandavey - Solo - Oct/07

Horrible wet, misty day.
dlr8984 - 19/Aug/07

cas smerdon - Solo - 12/Aug/07 with Dave Crowley

returned via Swirral Edge - again
swintle - Solo - Aug/07 with Guy Collis

Mark Wilson23 - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/07

Hidden - 25/May/07

Adamski1986 - Solo - May/07

Bisteris - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/07 with Stuart Beck, Warren Lynch

steveth - Solo - 2007 with Ian Bennett

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 2007

jumpingjimminy - 30/May/06 with Jon

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Mar/06

Rich Kay - Mar/06 with sherp

crispy - 02/Feb/06 with Stoo

nick ferro - 2006

Andy Merrick - 05/Dec/05

rick0361 - Jun/05

Hidden - Solo O/S - Apr/05

MartinN - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/05

jfmchivall - 2005

rambler_gary - 2005

DerwentDiluted - Sep/04 with Nicola Pettit

kitP - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/04 with sue

returned via Swirral Edge
swintle - Solo - May/04 with Guy Collis

On Queen scout expedition
kitP - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/04 with Pippa, Phil

industrialiceman - 02/Apr/04

pigeonjim - 2004

tobyk - 2004

richard s - Lead - 30/Aug/03 with Oliver Smith, Kay Smith, Greg Smith

crispy - 19/May/03

baldie_chick - Solo - 2003 with kidB

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Apr/02

David Walker - Solo O/S - Jun/01 with Helen Waters, Rajnish Jhamna, Imran Lakhi, Martin Reilly, Graham Bing, Maria

victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 26/Jan/01

sgl0jd - 2000

Hammy - 2000

Hidden - 2000

blakey - 2000

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - Solo - 2000

Calum3610 - Solo - 2000

Hidden - Jul/99

innesmac - 1999

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Nov/96

Mike_T0501 - 27/Sep/96

Hidden - Solo - 29/Aug/96

Celia Watson - Solo - 29/Aug/96 with stuart watson

Shelley_Watson - Solo - 29/Aug/96 with Stuart Watson

Hidden - Solo - 06/Jun/96

johnkeith - 1996

Hidden - 1996

Sandman55555 - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/95

mikej - 13/Aug/93 with M

JuneBob - 1993

DavPk - Apr/92

Mick King - 19/Jan/91

Hidden - 1991

nige pacer - Jul/90

lithos - 1990

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - Solo - 1990

rocktigger - Solo O/S - 1989 with Mum, Dad

Pete Ford - 14/Sep/88 with Mick Boss

PaulHermes - 1987

paul59 - Solo - Aug/83 with Ann Haley

Pete Pozman - 1976

Pete Pozman - Aug/75

Iain Thow - Solo - Jul/75

Hidden - 1974

mikej - 10/Feb/73 with Andy Auty, John Bickerdyke, Hugh Lane, Geoff Williams

mikej - 06/Aug/65 with UOBS

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