Swirral Edge** 1
[Making progress on Swirral Edge, 1 kb]850m. Helvellyn's north eastern ridge, can be approached from either Glenridding or Patterdale. Usually done with Striding Edge as a horseshoe. Nice exposure but a little short.

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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

Ran down as part of the horseshoe. Small patch of snow at the top and frost on the shadow side
atom - Solo - 18/Apr/15 with Lee Parker

Julie Furness - Apr/15

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

Hidden - 18/Jan/15

Tim Rodgers - 23/Nov/14

dobby 200 - 09/Nov/14 with sarah, ben

Hidden - Solo - 02/Nov/14

alexcummings95 - 11/Oct/14

Hidden - 04/Oct/14

tom0french - Solo - 20/Aug/14

Darboak42 - 07/Aug/14

Went up via White Side and down Swirrel Edge. Done this way as the wind was better this way around - torrential rain for most of the walk plus it was fairly gusty. With soldiers for Stu McHenry's Sqn.
John HW - 02/Aug/14

BeckyPayne - 23/Jul/14 with Rob Haigh

Simnel - 06/Jun/14

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

Puma - 03/May/14

kdblondie - 26/Apr/14 with John Armstrong

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

timmyhobby - 19/Apr/14

elboy - Solo - 19/Apr/14

vix - 10/Apr/14 with ML

Stephen Shaw - Solo - 05/Apr/14

Descent. Crampons may have been useful
JimboWizbo - 29/Mar/14 with Beth

xusa - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/13 with John jones

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

Hidden - Solo - 16/Jul/13

theocelano - 14/Jul/13

In descent.
LJC - 13/Jul/13 with Little Ben, Theo

Descent after ascending striding. Very wet.
rnotman67 - Solo - 30/Jun/13 with Kevin Murphy

Descent
Gerrard - Solo - 08/Jun/13

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

Hidden - 27/Apr/13

Ascent after Catsye Cam Gully
JudithE - 30/Mar/13 with Martin Ellis

RobEdwards - 16/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo - 19/Jan/13

Hidden - 04/Jan/13

MrFreekie - 2013

Chris Huntington - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/12

Hidden - 01/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo - 15/Nov/12

jonberry791 - 08/Nov/12 with si stamp

IanHarrison - Solo - 01/Oct/12 with Richard Walker

Hidden - 01/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

Stephen Shaw - 30/Aug/12 with PH

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

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

Stephen Shaw - 31/Jul/12

Darrengold - 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

Webster - 19/Jun/12

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

SarahMae - Jun/12 with Neil

Done as descent from Helvellyn
Matt Bill Platypus - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Marzia

Tom Hecht - 29/Feb/12 with Lotte Stuer

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

Snow on top section only. Done in descent as part of the Horsehoe.
jshields - Solo - 15/Jan/12 with Mike Dowsett, Tony Fidler

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

mc2006 - 2012

John Pierre - 20/Nov/11 with Dan M

Hidden - Solo - 16/Oct/11

Descent route from summit in the dark
Jams Crwca - Solo - 24/Sep/11 with Danny

Hidden - 05/Sep/11

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

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

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

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

Kingsjester - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Paul Feltham

Hidden - 09/Jun/11

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

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

Hidden - Solo rpt - 04/Apr/11

jw231 - Solo O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Alex Skew

Bisteris - Solo O/S - 05/Feb/11 with Dave Spooner, Karl Taylor, Sophie Foxen, Ian Richardson

PerrinT - 11/Dec/10 with RUMC

Descent as part of Helvellyn Horseshoe.
Robbie - Solo O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Derek Jones, Craig Kemp

Descended after doing Striding Edge.
robblowen - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Krissy

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

In descent - rocky but easy.
Oujmik - Solo - Sep/10

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

spadge - Aug/10

Hidden - 30/Jul/10

Hidden - Jul/10

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

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

quarryman - May/10 with Nic Bryceland

martinturner - 2010

Hidden - Solo - 12/Nov/09

Hidden - 08/Nov/09

mysterion - 04/Oct/09

Becks87 - Solo - 25/Jul/09 with Dad

gav - 19/Jun/09 with Mark

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

Mr Fuller - 15/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo - Jun/09

Hidden - 13/Jun/08

Andrew Deacon - 31/May/08 with Pete

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2008

Hidden - 11/Nov/07

dbarmbs - 10/Nov/07

Adamski1986 - Solo - May/07

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 2007

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Mar/06

Templeton Adams - Mar/06 with sherp

Hidden - Solo O/S - Apr/05

MartinN - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/05

DerwentDiluted - Sep/04 with Nicola Pettit

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

crispy - 19/May/03

dale1968 - Solo O/S - Dec/00

many times
lithos - 1999 with all sorts

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

mikej - 13/Aug/93 with M

Carried nordic skis up Catstye Cam gully which acted like sails on Swirral Edge in high winds so bailed down to Red Tarn.
Pete Pozman - Solo - 07/Mar/92 with John Byrne

paul59 - Solo - Aug/83 with Ann Haley

Iain Thow - Solo - Jul/75

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

mikej - 06/Aug/65 with UOBS

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