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February 15, 2013

Helvellyn in February

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 8:45 pm

It was 10°C this morning in Glenridding. Double figures. The sun shines, temperature rises, birds start coupling and the ice cream van pulls up at Swirls car park.  But let’s not forget it’s mid-February in Cumbria – 54 degrees north.

It’s cold in them there hills…

Looking back down the path to Red Tarn

Looking back down the path to Red Tarn

The cloud just about rises to reveal the east face of Helvellyn

The cloud just about rises to reveal the east face of Helvellyn

The approach path to Swirral Edge

The approach path to Swirral Edge

The top of Swirral Edge

The top section of Swirral Edge – looking proper Alpine

Striding along Striding Edge

Striding along Striding Edge

Red Tarn ice mosaic

Red Tarn ice mosaic

The top

The top

Raised footprints

Raised footprints

Climbers 'topping out' on Swirral Edge

Climbers ‘topping out’ on Swirral Edge

Helvellyn Summit Trig Point - selectively coated in Rime

Helvellyn summit trig point – partially coated in rime

Cornice above Brown Cove, Catstye Cam on left

Cornice above Brown Cove, Catstye Cam on left

Looking down into Brown Cove and Keppel Cove, from Lower Man

Looking down into Brown Cove and Keppel Cove, from Lower Man


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