Monday, 25 August 2008
The view from Helvellyn
Striding Edge, leading to Helvellyn
I've been away with the family in the heart of the beautiful English Lake District. We spent our time walking, taking in the views and breathing the fresh mountain air.
The big hike was up Helvellyn, the third highest peak in England. It took most of the day and involved some strenuous (for me) climbing. To get to the peak, you have to tackle Striding Edge. It's not for the faint hearted as you must scramble along the ridge and do a sharp descent at the end, before the final rocky climb to the summit.
Looking back along Striding Edge
Ahhh, the view from the top!
Back to the food tomorrow.
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