Friday 30th March saw me take advantage of the recent good weather and tackle Striding Edge for the 3rd time. The other two were in good weather but a bit windy in places that kept me off the spine on some parts. This time though was certainly 3rd time lucky No wind, sunny, warm and virtually no other people anywhere, even on the summit. The most perfect conditions on this classic ridge. I also took the time to visit White Side & Raise for the first time. A fantastic day in fantastic weather. The perfect end to summer
HELVELLYN VA STRIDING EDGE
I have been up Helvellyn and Striding edge a few times and always enjoyed it. I checked out a couple of the other trip reports too
great report and pictures well done.
Thanks for your report. Some very nice photos. Would like to do Striding Edge myself someday, although I have to say it looks a bit like Crib Goch with middle-age spread
Would also like to try the Sharp Edge on Blencathra. Couldn't see a report on your blog. Have you done it? Do you have photos to share?
10K star, thanks for the comments. Yes i have done sharp edge, twice, once in conditions like above and once in damp but not very wet conditions. Great scramble but as always, care need especially in the damp. It can get a bit slippy!!. No report on my blog as I only eset it up late last year. Here's a couple of photo's of sharp edge in good conditions
and damp conditions
Sharp edge is best done in good dry clear conditions as it can get very slippy and unlike striding edge there isn't much of an escape path where you can stay off the spine ll the way. Having said that, care should be taken in all conitions at all times. Enjoy it if you do it as it's a great experience
Photo number 4 kinda resembles Y Gribin ridge (Snowdon, not Glyders), which I hope to do at the end of April. Maybe good prep for Sharp Edge?
Nice pics. Thanks again.
Not done Y Gribin so can't really comment but I guess anything that resembles it would be good prep. That bit of rock is quite 'shiny' but note the slight path just incase
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