863m. Excellent alpine style expedition to the summit. Often in condition.

Ticklists: Britain's winter ridges.

beeney 15/Mar Solo
Hidden 14/Mar Solo
DSM 07/Mar Solo
gazj1986 07/Mar Solo
Kassius 20/Feb Solo O/S
Julianasb 17/Feb -
edhawk21 17/Feb -
Hidden 14/Feb Solo
Hidden 07/Feb Solo
madguernseyboy 07/Feb -
Wildstyle 07/Feb -
martin one 07/Feb -
Hidden 02/Feb -
Chris Manasseh 01/Feb -
with Joe Roberts
Matt250 01/Feb -
Hidden 01/Feb Solo
Jenny Hall 31/Jan Solo O/S

Great as a descent windy.

with Louis
Stefan Trebicki 24/Jan -

Sunny until ridge. Snow line 300-400m. 25mph wind, -12C windchill ridge and summit. Traverse decent from Swirral Edge. Took a closer look at the gullys for attempt next time.

Tom.Priestley 22/Jan Solo O/S

From Hellvelyn, Good Condition.

Hidden 21/Jan Solo
george sewell 04/Jan Solo

some snow and ice , more ice near the top, compacted snow to top of helvellyin. mixed. crampons usefull after halfway point boots before that. misty and windy

Hidden 04/Jan Solo
philgillespie 03/Jan Solo
Lmt ?/Jan -
with Ed
Hidden ??/2015 -
Gav Parker 30/Dec/14 -
Dave Wearing 30/Dec/14 -
with Gavin Parker
wadawads 29/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Darbo 28/Dec/14 -
Hidden 28/Dec/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 28/Dec/14 Solo
amccann 28/Dec/14 Solo
barney@helmshore 28/Dec/14 Solo

Great weather. Snow soft, crampons worn but not really needed.

with James W
Hidden 28/Dec/14 Solo
Whitters 21/Dec/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 15/Dec/14 Solo O/S
freemanTom 13/Dec/14 -

Snow soft but plenty of it. Managed without crampons but would reduced slippage on rocks.

jimbobted ?/Dec/14 Solo

Blue skies and plenty of snow. Glad of crampons and axe.

mike25350 29/Mar/14 -
Adamski1986 23/Mar/14 Solo
Fentonio 23/Mar/14 Solo O/S
with Ben Brady
Hidden 04/Mar/14 Solo
tom_holdsworth 03/Mar/14 Solo
with David Holdsworth
dakidunn 01/Mar/14 Solo
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Solo
Gav Parker 01/Mar/14 -
Matt Amos 01/Mar/14 Solo
splat2million 01/Mar/14 Solo
Steve Bartle ?/Mar/14 Solo
Gav Parker 19/Feb/14 -
Hidden 16/Feb/14 -
Hidden 16/Feb/14 Solo
dan100589 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S
leeds_belle 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S
Andrew Lodge 16/Feb/14 Solo

Superb day out, not what we planned but still great

with Tony, Steve
masmith 16/Feb/14 -
Tony Ryland 16/Feb/14 Solo
IanHope 15/Feb/14 Solo
Radioactiveman 10/Feb/14 Solo O/S
DSM 09/Feb/14 Solo

Fell shoes + 2 axes.

adamwesthead 07/Feb/14 Solo rpt

In descent

with Noddy
IainMay 06/Feb/14 Solo O/S
with Alastair Penny, Brian Goodman
Hidden 02/Feb/14 -
Charley17 ?/Feb/14 -
OllieF 29/Jan/14 -
Wesley Orvis 26/Jan/14 -
Mr Fuller 19/Jan/14 Solo

In descent. Line of greatest resistance!

Mountain Llama 14/Jan/14 Solo
dakidunn 11/Jan/14 -
OllieF 11/Jan/14 -
with Ben
Joe_1102 09/Jan/14 Solo
thedatastream 04/Jan/14 -
with Lorna, Vix
vix 04/Jan/14 Solo

Firs grade I :-)

with Lorna, JP
Richie Torrance 04/Jan/14 Solo

1st winter outing of the year

Montane Moore 04/Jan/14 Solo O/S
Tim Harper 04/Jan/14 Solo
with NTU
ed2204 02/Jan/14 -
Avinash Aujayeb ?/Jan/14 Solo O/S
OllyT ?/Jan/14 Solo
edhawk21 30/Dec/13 -

High winds made it tricky crossing the edge and low visability for a time. ice axe and crampons definately needed for swirrel edge

Wesley Orvis 29/Dec/13 Solo
Andy Syme 28/Dec/13 Solo

Clear of snow but loads of verglass

with Pete Elliott
alias dave 28/Dec/13 Solo rpt

In reverse as descent.

alias dave 28/Dec/13 Solo O/S
crowberry gully 25/Nov/13 Solo
Mungo Shuntobox 07/Apr/13 Solo O/S
with Lovely Louise
bullybones 07/Apr/13 -
IanHope 06/Apr/13 Solo
dakidunn 06/Apr/13 Solo
victim of mathematics 03/Apr/13 Solo O/S
JulianD 01/Apr/13 Solo
with Nick
Hidden 01/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Solo
andy gittins 31/Mar/13 Solo

Alpine like traverse of Striding / Swirral - superb morning back for lunch

Hidden 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/13 -
Hidden 30/Mar/13 -
Joby 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S

good winter conditions, down Swirrel and up striding.

Hidden 28/Mar/13 Solo
Dark Peak Paul 27/Mar/13 Solo

Descent in full winter mantel

Hidden 16/Mar/13 -
Hidden 21/Feb/13 Solo
Dan Lane 17/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Hugh Wheeler
Poco Loco 16/Feb/13 -
trish1968 16/Feb/13 Solo

Up swirral edge down striding edge. Only needed crampons for the first half.

GeorgeR 16/Feb/13 Solo

Snow on ridge

with Avon Scouts
Hidden 16/Feb/13 Solo
BenRyle 14/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Faz, Charlottte
Sam Simpson 10/Feb/13 Solo

Fun bumble along in the edge in white out conditions because we wanted an easy day after the previous days debauchery on scafell.

alias dave 10/Feb/13 Solo
with Sam.EB
Rogue67 09/Feb/13 Solo

Mixed conditions snow on ice, poor visibility but no wind which is always a bonus on the ridge. A great day out.

Tony Hy 09/Feb/13 -
with Ian
Paul Hy 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Ian
kirsty52 09/Feb/13 -

just aimed to get up to the edge after my operation so as not to over do it. Went all the way and then up Helvellyn and took the long route down as Swirrel Edge was overload. Walked back in dark with 1 torch between 2 of us..... a grand day out.

with Steve
kirsty52 09/Feb/13 -
sheelba 02/Feb/13 -
sjbrook 02/Feb/13 Solo rpt

Lucy's first winter route, got as much snow slope as possible on head wall.

with Lucy
smithjmw46 26/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 26/Jan/13 Solo
nickwhimster 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S
monsteratt 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S
with Tom Sharpe, Dan Fairbank, Nick Whimster, Will Kilner
Hidden 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Cwallace 26/Jan/13 -
Hidden 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/13 -
Hidden 20/Jan/13 -
KevB 17/Jan/13 Solo

In descent

Hidden 16/Jan/13 Solo
petegunn 16/Jan/13 Solo
TCarrick 16/Jan/13 Solo
with HVSmith
Hidden 15/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden ??/2013 -
gnospellius ??/2013 -
Avinash Aujayeb ??/2013 -
Ady Gray ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
gfpowell ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Solo
cymjt ??/2013 -
Stefan Trebicki 21/Dec/12 -
with Liam Brady, Matthew Cunningham
Stefan Trebicki 15/Dec/12 -
jimartin 15/Dec/12 -
Hidden 13/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 13/Dec/12 Solo
Vaughany89 11/Dec/12 Solo
with Francis Charlesworth
Hidden 11/Dec/12 -
Hidden 11/Dec/12 Solo O/S
stevejones1981 08/Dec/12 -

Winds were very strong across Striding Edge, did the exit without cramps, just. Clagged in 10 ft visability and down Swirrel the same.

dasc 05/Dec/12 Solo
Danny Crump 05/Dec/12 Solo
CharlieMack 03/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Dec/12 Solo
Gav Parker 02/Dec/12 -
Goose4 01/Dec/12 -
with Alex Pokhilko
jules1990 01/Dec/12 Solo β


trivett 01/Dec/12 -

Lovely weather!

with Pete Smith, Maddie Sweetman, Matt Squire, Steve ward
KevinJ ?/Dec/12 Solo
with Nige H
Mackinclimb 07/Nov/12 Solo
Ian Hinkins 05/Nov/12 -
with Hal
IanHope 04/Nov/12 -
dakidunn 04/Nov/12 Solo
JP78 ?/Nov/12 -
jimartin 21/Feb/12 -

little snow but cornice significant

Hidden 19/Feb/12 -
Hidden 18/Feb/12 -
Stefan Trebicki 18/Feb/12 -
with Liam Brady
dellboy 18/Feb/12 Solo O/S
droberts 16/Feb/12 Solo
Hidden 15/Feb/12 -
buxtoncoffeelover 13/Feb/12 Solo
freemanTom 12/Feb/12 -
danceswithcats 11/Feb/12 -

coming down. step over cornice at top

steve_hoey 11/Feb/12 -
with Jon Mitchell, Matt Murphy
Wesley Orvis 10/Feb/12 Solo

slushy, wet snow

innesmac 08/Feb/12 -
dakidunn 06/Feb/12 Solo
HarryB 05/Feb/12 Solo
samoliver01 05/Feb/12 -
Katherine Ross 05/Feb/12 Solo

A great ridge! Dramatic scenery and a bit of scrambling, but not scary. Awesome windslab at the end up to the summit.

with Al Docherty, Harry Bloxham
Hidden 05/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Feb/12 -
steveq 04/Feb/12 -
biggianthead 02/Feb/12 -
with G
crowberry gully 02/Feb/12 Solo

excellent icy path along and excellent views

Hidden 02/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Gav Parker 01/Feb/12 Solo
JackM92 ?/Feb/12 Solo

Technically simple but outstanding views over Red Tarn cove. The hardest part was cutting through the summit cornice!

jon59 31/Jan/12 Solo
Frank Atherton 29/Jan/12 Lead

Downclimb from summit into windslab required care

with John Lucy
Hidden 29/Jan/12 Solo
richard s 29/Jan/12 Lead
with Chris Eccles, Paul Eccles, Gill Eccles, Kay Smith
Tim Rodgers 28/Jan/12 Solo


Dave Richards 28/Jan/12 Solo O/S
with PMC
sjbrook 28/Jan/12 Solo O/S
with Dave Richards, PMC
Ragingpossum 28/Jan/12 Solo
Tom Vivian 28/Jan/12 -

Outstanding day, clear skys and no wind. Fresh snow underfoot and no ice, so not slippery. Our decent was via Swirral Edge.

with George Vivian
R_W_M 28/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden 27/Jan/12 Solo rpt
petegunn 27/Jan/12 Solo

Had to cut down through the cornice to descend to the ridge. Wind slabby

with Davina
jshields 15/Jan/12 Solo

Hard frost and light ice, deep snow on final section. Up to the summit, down Swirral and onto Catseye Cam. Great outing.

TonyF 15/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden 14/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden 14/Jan/12 Solo
tobyk 06/Jan/12 -

Brilliant neve snow up to the summit plateau, no wind, well frozen, and very few people about.

with Emma Akam
alooker ?/Jan/12 Solo O/S
georgemax ??/2012 -
kjb ??/2012 -
Hidden 20/Dec/11 -
cas smerdon 20/Dec/11 Solo

Both directions

with Mark S
Hidden 20/Dec/11 Solo
Hidden 18/Dec/11 Solo
Adamski1986 18/Dec/11 Solo
with Richard Gage
Mark Dennison 18/Dec/11 Solo

classic winter day

with Dawn
Tightsgirl 18/Dec/11 Solo
with Tom Lawson, Alex Grievson
Theeni 16/Dec/11 Solo O/S
petegunn 11/Dec/11 Solo

Only half way. Descended down from the summit to traverse into Nethermost Gully

with Tom
zebster 11/Dec/11 Solo O/S
with Rick, Adam
Dave Richards 11/Dec/11 Solo O/S
adamwesthead 11/Dec/11 Solo O/S

Not very wintery

with Forshaw, Zeb
Two Cams Tom 11/Dec/11 Solo

Only half way. Descended down from the summit to traverse into Nethermost Gully

Danny Crump 09/Dec/11 Solo
Hidden ?/Dec/11 -
Prez 20/Feb/11 -
with Jayz
Gerlach 20/Feb/11 -
stratandrew 18/Feb/11 Solo
jadias 16/Feb/11 Solo
Stephen Halliday 28/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with John Wilshaw, Tim Akast
Hidden 11/Jan/11 -
jfmchivall 11/Jan/11 -
Hidden 06/Jan/11 Solo
Sophie Nunn 03/Jan/11 -
Hidden 02/Jan/11 -
Ben lad ?/Jan/11 -
with rambo and justin
JamesM ??/2011 -
The Wriggler ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
The Mountain Goat ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Peter Metcalfe ??/2011 -
Sean Kelly ??/2011 -
Kamikaze Badger 30/Dec/10 Solo
David Wynne 29/Dec/10 Solo
thomas 28/Dec/10 Solo

Striding edge in the biggest thaw for years! Dripping water, Ice disappearing fast! Must have been plus one on the summit, down Swirral edge (more snow on Swirral than striding) back to Patterdale 10K walk, views minimal Tom Shaw

with David Menzies
freemanTom 28/Dec/10 -

Considerably less wintery than Swirral, giving myself the winter tick as part of wintery day including good ice bouldering at Brown Cove Crags.

with Burncool
tom_holdsworth 21/Dec/10 Solo
with Tom Richards
Mwilkins16 20/Dec/10 Solo
with paul lane, stuart lane, jon harrison
Hidden 19/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Mark Dennison 19/Dec/10 Solo O/S

Ice was ok but covered in a layer of powder so hard to tell what was what

Gerlach 18/Dec/10 -
kirstyrichardson 09/Dec/10 Solo O/S

Covered in powder snow, very little ice, white out conditions with strong winds.

with Rob Ford
Hidden 08/Dec/10 Solo
Hidden 05/Dec/10 -
Hidden 04/Dec/10 Solo
Anthony Dixon 03/Dec/10 -
Adamski1986 ?/Dec/10 Solo

Nice day, Quiet for a change, lots of punters in jeans lower down turning back, dog did it.

al jackson ?/Dec/10 Solo
melvin 29/Nov/10 Solo
with Ash Harris
Justin Tracey 28/Nov/10 Solo
Somerset swede basher 28/Nov/10 Solo O/S
with Jon Miles
Nigel Coe 28/Nov/10 Solo
Hidden 27/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Nov/10 -
pffft 27/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Nov/10 Solo O/S
JonnoP 15/Nov/10 Solo
mysterion 01/Nov/10 -

Excellent conditions all the way. Felt pretty sheer at the far left turning on final rise to the summit.

Hidden ?/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/10 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/10 Solo
henning82 ?/Mar/10 Solo
Foxache 27/Feb/10 Solo β

Ended up rescuing a couple who'd gone up badly equipped and were stuck around 2/3 along.

Hidden 20/Feb/10 -
francois 14/Feb/10 -
with Lorna
Hidden 14/Feb/10 -
LesserTrochanter 13/Feb/10 -

Done whilst wearing flexible summer boots & no crampons. Not for the faint of heart...

waiting for snow ?/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden 31/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Dave McKechnie 23/Jan/10 -
r_o_b_h2 ?/Jan/10 Solo O/S
mightybobbins ?/Jan/10 -


Caralynh ??/2010 Solo
lithos ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Solo
Hidden 10/Dec/09 Solo O/S
PeteMc ?/Dec/09 Solo O/S
jdgaventa ?/Feb/09 Solo
richardt ?/Feb/09 Solo
Mayaculpa 24/Jan/09 Solo
MikeDowsett ?/Jan/09 Solo
with Kris Scheinkonig
AtRandom ?/Nov/08 Solo O/S
crispy 16/Apr/08 -
with Rach, Don
Hidden ?/Feb/08 -
finter22 19/Jan/08 Solo

Winter scramble with IBFC crew-wrist in plaster cast after snowboard fall!

Mike_Bottom 12/Jan/08 -

first winter ascent - without crampons! complete white out as picture shows! absolutely loved it!

with John Nunn
Hidden ??/2008 Solo O/S
Shaun Spavin 09/Feb/07 Solo

In winter, a great way up to the summit.

PanzerHanzler 17/Feb/06 Solo O/S
johnrich 27/Dec/05 -
DerwentDiluted ?/Jan/05 -
with Nicola Pettit
rlrs ?/Dec/04 Solo
Hidden 04/Jan/03 Solo
Ander ?/Jan/03 Solo
with Ben
McDuck ?/Jan/03 Solo
with frodo
Stephen Shaw 21/Oct/02 Solo
industrialiceman 09/Feb/02 -
Hidden ?/Feb/00 Solo
crowberry gully 18/Jan/00 Solo
Hidden 26/Mar/99 Solo
samtho ?/Feb/99 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 10/Dec/90 Solo
with Tony (BP), Liz Jolley, Neil Davis
crowberry gully 15/Feb/87 Solo
Pete Pozman ??/1987 -
mikej 10/Feb/85 -
with Mike Byles, Rick Naylor, Geoff Williams
Richard Alderton ??/1977 -
Hidden ??/1974 -
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