Distance (Miles): Ascent (Metres): Time (Hours): 10.50 1031 7 Strenuosity: Technicality (x/10): Enjoyability (x/10): Difficult 5 8
Stunning walk around Glenridding Common today. Fresh snow above about 500 metres and skiers on Raise! It’s a strenuous one, but the navigation is pretty easy and there’s no scrambling to speak of. I didn’t need crampons either as the snow was fairly soft.
The absolutely fantastic views made the walk fly by. Definitely one for a clear day 🙂
Birkhouse Moor with Raise in the distance Glenridding Dodd summit Looking over Ullswater from Glenridding Dodd Glenridding Dodd summit Frozen tarn with Catstye Cam in the distance Sheffield Pike summit Miki on Sheffield Pike summit Sheffield Pike summit Hart Side summit Hart Side summit Green Side summit Catstye cam, Helvellyn range and Raise (complete with ski lift) Looking west from Green Side towards Sheffield Pike with High Street in the distance Miki on Stybarrow Dodd summit with Skiddaw and Blencathra behind Stybarrow Dodd summit looking over Keswick with Skiddaw on the right Stybarrow Dodd looking towards the Scafells and Great Gable The ski lift on Raise Catstye Cam and Swirral Edge with Helvellyn behind Raise summit Raise summit Skiers near Raise summit Catstye Cam, Swirral Edge, Striding Edge and Helvellyn Cornice forming on White Side White Side summit Swirral Edge with Striding Edge behind Paraglider left of centre with Scafells behind White Side summit Looking back to Raise from White Side summit Swirral Edge with Striding Edge behind Beck emerging from underneath the snow