Long weekend based in Ambleside
including an ascent of Helvellyn via Striding Edge
'Open group' long weekend Friday 9th - Sunday 11th August 2013
Now fully booked. Contact us if you would like to be added to a waiting list in case anyone drops out
Day 1 - Dove Crag, High Pike & Low Pike from Ambleside
From Ambleside we make our way up the beautiful valley of the Scandale Beck with stunning mountains towering on either side of us. We then ascent the Scandale pass at the end of the valley and bear round to the left to Little Hart Crag and eventually ascend Dove Crag. Our return to Ambleside will be down over High Pike and Low Pike with stunning views over Windermere if it is a clear day.
About 9 miles with approx 800 metres of ascent..
Day 2 – Helvellyn via Striding Edge and Swirral Edge
Another classic! From Patterdale we ascent Helvelyn via the famous Striding Edge. This is a ridge which involves some scrambling and on a clear day the views are amazing. After celebrating our successful ascent, we will return down Swirral Edge which also involves a little scrambling.
Approx 8 miles with total ascent during the day of about 980 metres.
Day 3 – Langdale Pikes maybe with an ascent of Pavey Ark via Jack’s Rake
The Langdale Pikes are the most photographed and walked of Lakeland’s mountains. We will decide upon the route we take during the weekend. One option will be to walk up to Stickle Tarn and scramble up Jack's Rake - a distinct groove ascending across the cliff face of Pavey Ark. From there it is a short walk to our next peak - Harrison Stickle, followed by the peaks of Pike o’ Stickle and Loft Crag. On a clear day there are stunning views throughout.
This walk is about 6 1/2 miles with total ascent during the day 760 metres.