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.

Ticklists: The Ridges of England, Wales and Ireland.

Mrs D 07/Jan AltLd rpt

Winter conditions. Not roped Alt leads with JR

with Piper Alice, Joe Robinson
crowberry gully 30/Dec/17 -
andy_e 02/Dec/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/17 -
Hidden 13/Aug/17 -
BusyLizzie 13/Aug/17 -
with with the family
josh12345 19/Jul/17 Solo
jhobbs 28/Jun/17 Solo

In descent as part of run up helvelyn from yha

with Charlie chambers, Pete Belfield
Hidden 25/Jun/17 -
MarkSmith104 17/Jun/17 -
Adlarddo 10/Jun/17 -

Terrible conditions made a straightforward scramble - into an absolute epic adventure!

mattcalder1981 21/May/17 Solo
Phil Scott 22/Apr/17 Solo
Amber Rush 14/Apr/17 Solo

Helvellyn Summit - 950 Metres. Ascent to Helvellyn summit.

with Jen George, Georgie Sweet, Chris Gard
Hidden 31/Mar/17 Solo O/S
Julesthe1st 18/Mar/17 Solo O/S

After doing Striding Edge. Wet and windy and crap vis. Good exercise though.

PilarMartinez 18/Mar/17 Solo

Descend route after doing Striding Edge.. we didnt go back to the lake but descended next to the dam.. Long day.. soaked and wet we returned to the car

with juliano
Hidden 18/Feb/17 Solo
Hidden 04/Jan/17 Solo
tagscuderia ??/2017 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2017 -
BenP ??/2017 -

cant remember date

Oliver Livesey ??/2017 -
flatlandrich76 29/Dec/16 -
Hidden 28/Dec/16 -
Hidden 28/Dec/16 -
Hidden 08/Oct/16 -
Rory Southworth 08/Oct/16 -
MikeDowsett 02/Oct/16 -
with Ventures
Gav Parker 17/Aug/16 -
BusyLizzie 17/Aug/16 -
Hidden 11/Aug/16 Solo rpt
ayrmer 23/Jul/16 Solo
ChrisH89 17/Jul/16 Solo O/S
James Keeble 18/Jun/16 Solo
Aaron.robson94 10/Jun/16 -
Hidden 07/Jun/16 -
Pete Barker 05/Jun/16 Solo
with Lizzie
HumphreyJ20 29/May/16 -
with Paul, Ross Millar
Valentino 29/May/16 -
with Jay
Hidden 24/May/16 -
Pete Pozman 22/May/16 -
with Holiday Fellowship
Hidden 15/Mar/16 Solo O/S
AliGilmour 21/Nov/15 Solo
with SUMC
Hidden 04/Oct/15 -
DJayB 26/Sep/15 -
Manc88 13/Sep/15 -
Hidden 13/Sep/15 -
Dingchav 12/Sep/15 Solo O/S
dtbrad 12/Sep/15 -

Torrential rain from start to finish

with Jon 'The Bull' Morton, Neil Hall, Gareth Marshall, Tim Harris, Andy Harris
Christoofar 08/Sep/15 -


Hidden 07/Sep/15 -
Hidden 05/Sep/15 -
Hidden 23/Aug/15 Solo
Rory Southworth 08/Aug/15 Solo
Hidden 03/Aug/15 Solo
Hidden 22/Jul/15 -
Patrick Moore 22/Jul/15 -
Duncan Zerafa 03/Jul/15 Solo O/S

Descent down Swirral Edge to complete Helvellyn horseshoe route.

Simnel 02/Jul/15 Solo
tommylongfellow 20/Jun/15 -
Hidden 02/Jun/15 Solo
RWB1986 04/May/15 -

Glenridding Circuit

with AndyT4
davren1977 03/May/15 AltLd

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.

atom 18/Apr/15 Solo

Ran down as part of the horseshoe. Small patch of snow at the top and frost on the shadow side

MattL80 08/Apr/15 -
K_Maywood 08/Apr/15 Solo
Amber Rush 08/Apr/15 Solo

Helvellyn Summit - 950 Metres. Descent from Helvellyn summit.

with Sam Hawken, Chris Gard, Kyle Maywood
Julie Furness ?/Apr/15 -
Jethro ?/Apr/15 Solo
seanlikeskites 21/Mar/15 Solo
Hidden 21/Mar/15 Solo O/S
MusicalMountaineer ?/Mar/15 -
Hidden 18/Jan/15 -
freeheel47 ??/2015 -
bleddynmawr ??/2015 -
Tim Rodgers 23/Nov/14 -
dobby 200 09/Nov/14 -
with Sarah, Ben
Hidden 02/Nov/14 Solo
thomaspomfrett 02/Nov/14 Solo
alexcummings95 11/Oct/14 -
Hidden 04/Oct/14 -
Hidden 20/Aug/14 Solo O/S
RhinoUK 16/Aug/14 Solo

First Descent

with Reece
Darboak42 07/Aug/14 -
John HW 02/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.

BeckyPayne 23/Jul/14 -
with Rob Haigh
Simnel 06/Jun/14 -
ali macphee 17/May/14 Solo
with Hilary
Puma 03/May/14 -
kdblondie 26/Apr/14 -
with John Armstrong
jayyaj 22/Apr/14 Solo
elboy 19/Apr/14 Solo
timmyhobby 19/Apr/14 -
vix 10/Apr/14 -
with ML
Stephen Shaw 05/Apr/14 Solo
Hidden 29/Mar/14 -
JimboWizbo 29/Mar/14 -

Descent. Crampons may have been useful

with Beth
xusa 27/Sep/13 Solo O/S
JamesRich ?/Aug/13 Solo O/S
with Karen Rich, Howard Rich, Paul Rich
Hidden 16/Jul/13 Solo
theocelano 14/Jul/13 -
LJC 13/Jul/13 -

In descent.

with Little Ben, Theo
rnotman67 30/Jun/13 Solo

Descent after ascending striding. Very wet.

with Kevin Murphy
Gerrard 08/Jun/13 Solo


George_Surf 01/May/13 Solo O/S

With Sparky, descent before doing Striding Edge.

Hidden 27/Apr/13 -
JudithE 30/Mar/13 -

Ascent after Catsye Cam Gully

with Martin Ellis
RobEdwards 16/Mar/13 -
Hidden 19/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 04/Jan/13 -
Chris Huntington 12/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Dec/12 -
Hidden 15/Nov/12 Solo
jonberry791 08/Nov/12 -
with si stamp
EJWest 28/Oct/12 Solo
Hidden 01/Oct/12 -
IanHarrison 01/Oct/12 Solo
Mark Collins 22/Sep/12 Solo rpt
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 23/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Stephen Shaw 31/Jul/12 -
Darrengold 29/Jul/12 -
with Rockets Outdoor Adventurers Society
kitP 14/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Jen Cooke 14/Jul/12 Solo O/S
with kitP
Webster 19/Jun/12 -
arasham 08/Jun/12 -
rw7399 06/Jun/12 Solo O/S
2010_graham 03/Jun/12 Solo O/S

In Descent.

SarahMae ?/Jun/12 -
with Neil
Matt Bill Platypus 10/Mar/12 Solo O/S

Done as descent from Helvellyn

with Marzia
Tom Hecht 29/Feb/12 -
with Lotte Stuer
Oli Greg 24/Jan/12 Solo
with John J
TonyF 15/Jan/12 Solo
csh.1000 15/Jan/12 Solo
jshields 15/Jan/12 Solo

Snow on top section only. Done in descent as part of the Horsehoe.

MikeDowsett 15/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
mc2006 ??/2012 -
John Pierre 20/Nov/11 -
with Dan M
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Solo
Jams Crwca 24/Sep/11 Solo

Descent route from summit in the dark

with Danny
hokkyokusei 05/Sep/11 -
with HRE 2011
Hidden 16/Aug/11 Solo O/S
AndyRogers 16/Aug/11 Solo rpt
with ianlaw
Ardo 05/Aug/11 Solo O/S

In descent

with Jo
sam_owen41 05/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Kingsjester 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/11 -
baldie_chick 14/May/11 Solo
Ly-Cilph 14/May/11 Solo rpt
with Clare A
Lawrence Harold 19/Apr/11 -
with Katie Pavel, Caroline Pearson, Oliver Harold
Hidden 04/Apr/11 Solo rpt
jw231 12/Feb/11 Solo O/S
with Alex Skew
Bisteris 05/Feb/11 Solo O/S
with Dave Spooner, Karl Taylor, Sophie Foxen, Ian Richardson
PerrinT 11/Dec/10 -
with RUMC
Robbie 31/Oct/10 Solo O/S

Descent as part of Helvellyn Horseshoe.

with Derek Jones, Craig Kemp
robblowen 17/Oct/10 Solo O/S

Descended after doing Striding Edge.

with Krissy
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Oujmik ?/Sep/10 Solo

In descent - rocky but easy.

iwebster59017 27/Aug/10 Solo
Hidden 27/Aug/10 Solo O/S
spadge ?/Aug/10 -
Hidden 30/Jul/10 -
Hidden ?/Jul/10 -
Hidden 23/May/10 Solo O/S
Captain Solo 05/May/10 Solo


with Karen
quarryman ?/May/10 -
with Nic Bryceland
martinturner ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 12/Nov/09 Solo
Hidden 08/Nov/09 -
mysterion 04/Oct/09 -
Taylor656 ?/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Becks87 25/Jul/09 Solo
with Dad
gav 19/Jun/09 -
with Mark
Conan 18/Jun/09 Solo
IanHarrison 18/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Mr Fuller 15/Jun/09 -
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Solo
Hidden ??/2009 Solo
MrFreekie 23/Jul/08 Solo
Hidden 13/Jun/08 -
Andrew Deacon 31/May/08 -
with Pete
Hidden ??/2008 Solo O/S
hokkyokusei 11/Nov/07 -

Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam

with Ray
dbarmbs 10/Nov/07 -
Adamski1986 ?/May/07 Solo
Somerset swede basher ??/2007 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Mar/06 AltLd
Hidden 04/Mar/06 AltLd
Rich Kay ?/Mar/06 -
with sherp
Hidden ?/Jun/05 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Solo O/S
MartinN 14/Feb/05 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond ??/2005 -

Many times summer & winter year a guess

DerwentDiluted ?/Sep/04 -
with Nicola Pettit
kitP 07/Aug/04 Solo O/S

in descent

with Sue
crispy 19/May/03 -
DAL ??/2003 Solo O/S
dale1968 ?/Dec/00 Solo O/S
lithos ??/1999 -

many times

with all sorts
Hidden 01/Nov/96 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/96 -
mikej 13/Aug/93 -
with M
Pete Pozman 07/Mar/92 Solo

Carried nordic skis up Catstye Cam gully which acted like sails on Swirral Edge in high winds so bailed down to Red Tarn.

with John Byrne
paul59 ?/Aug/83 Solo
with Ann Haley
Iain Thow ?/Jul/75 Solo
mikej 10/Feb/73 -
with Andy Auty, John Bickerdike, Hugh Lane, Geoff Williams
mikej 06/Aug/65 -
with UOBS
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