Friday 7th April 2006

 

Start Point : End of Greenside Road by the bunkhouse / youth hostel

 

Distance : 6.6 miles          Height Ascended : 820 metres

 

Route Map

 

Our first view of Catstye Cam from the path next to the upper reaches of Glenridding Beck

 

The path leading to Red Tarn (hidden) that is cradled by the surrounds of Striding Edge, Helvelyn and Swirral Edge

 

The approach to Swirral Edge

 

Looking down Glenridding Beck to Ullswater from Catstye Cam – Glenridding Screes (l), Birkhouse Moor (r)

 

Lower Man viewed from the summit of Catstye Cam

 

Striding Edge (Fairfield summit ridge visible behind), Helvelyn and Red Tarn

 

Swirral Edge and Lower Man from Catstye Cam

 

A wider view……………..

 

On the way down from Catstye Cam

 

Helvelyn summit cairn

 

Catstye Cam, Swirral Edge & Helvelyn

 

A closer view of the snow cornice on the east facing slope of Helvelyn

 

Lower Man, Whiteside & Raise

 

Swirral Edge Helvelyn

 

Looking back to Catstye Cam, Swirral Edge & Helvelyn from near Lower Man

 

Looking down the path from Lower Man up to Whiteside

 

Looking west across Browncove Crags

 

A wider view looking towards Keswick – Skiddaw and Blencathra to the far right

 

The ridge above Browncove Crags

 

Sunburst on Glenridding Common and Sheffield Pike

 

Looking back on our descent from Lower Man

 

Bruce taking in the view....

 

Helvelyn and Lower Man from the ‘pile of stones’ marking the path up to Whiteside

 

Kepple Cove - old dam lower left, Catstye Cam to the right

 

A last look back - up Brown Cove to Helvelyn and Lower Man 

from the path down from Whiteside to Glenridding Common

 

Bruce posing below Catstye Cam…………..

 

Greenside Road seen leading to the Youth Hostel buildings and our start point today

(photo by Duncan) – Place Fell in the middle distance and a glimpse of Ullswater