Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Helm Crag, Gibson Knott & Steel Fell

Yesterday we headed over to Grasmere to climb three fells (two of which were new to us). This is Helm Crag which we climbed in October on a very wet day with some Unipart colleagues High Raise & Sourmilk Gill Looking down on Grasmere
Not long & we are at the summit
This is the only fell that Wainwright didn't get to the true summit. We had a go but in the end gave up
Our next summit is the one to the left & then we will follow the ridge on the horizon to get get to our third fell on the right
The last patches of snow on the Helvellyn range
Strange wall patterns on Steel Fell
At the col between the two fells looking down on the A591
Looking back at Helm Crag
A relatively flat section before the final climb to the summit
Looking back down the valley towards Grasmere
This tarn still has ice on it
Gibson Knott (420m)
Looking across to our final fell, Steel Fell
An unnamed tarn on the ridge
Helm Crag in the distance & the undulating ridge of Gibson Knott
Steel Fell summit cairn comes into view
At the summit looking down on Thirlmere with Skiddaw & Blencathra in the distance
Looking towards Helm Crag
Steel Fell (553m)
In the distance is Windermere
The summit is quite flat as we descend until we come across this sheer drop
Looking across to Seat Sandal
The steep path zig zags its way down
We are down to the next section
Looking back up, the summit is now not in view
Helm Crag
The final descent to the valley floor
Zooming in on "The Lion & Lamb" erm not sure, the Lion maybe
A really good days walk & great to be back on the fells again

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