Unfortunately, due to the impacts of the pandemic we are not taking bookings for any activities during 2021, please check back later in the year for an update on 2022.
Helvellyn & Striding Edge
Helvellyn is situated centrally in the Lake District, and because of its plateau-like summit and it being the third highest mountain in England, it offers some of the best views the Lakes has to offer; on a clear day you can see not just the mountains in the National Park, but also those further afield in the Yorkshire Dales and even the Southern Uplands of Scotland. There are numerous routes up the mountain, and one possibility is to go up the famous Striding Edge, a grade 1 scramble.
Striding Edge from Patterdale: This scramble over a narrow rocky ridge is said to be one of the best in the Lake District and can provide the perfect route for if you want something a bit more challenging and maybe new, all under the expert guidance of an experienced mountain leader. There is also the option of descending via Swirral Edge, another grade 1 scramble. Despite its modest length of 15km (9 miles) and ascent of 985m (3250ft), this route gives you a real sense of achievement and is a brilliant full day out in the mountains.
Starting in Thirlmere: The ascent from Thirlmere is more gradual than others and is particularly pretty, with numerous waterfalls on the way up and down and finishing with a walk through a forest. It is a shorter day, at around 9km (5 miles) with 735m (2411ft) of ascent.
Gear you'll need
We will talk to you about specific kit requirements when you make a booking, but you can take a look here for general requirements.
We now have a fully qualified International Mountain Leader in our midst! The IML award requires a vast amount of experience and work towards both the summer and winter element, producing leaders qualified to take clients trekking and snowshoeing overseas in the "middle mountains".