Across the tarn the north face of Helvellyn with its large cornices looked positively Alpine and it did not take long for us to decide on a quick break to take in the scene.
|Striding Edge on the left and Swirral Edge on the right, with Helvellyn in the Centre.|
We soon made it onto the ridge seeking out the best scrambling to give some added interest. This was great fun and we followed the crest to get some shots which despite the hazy mist still gave a sense of exposure.
|View towards Catstycam|
|Moira and Sandra on the upper section|
|Some nice exposure with Red Tarn below|
|Exiting Swirral Edge|
|Looking along the cornice from the Swirral edge exit towards the summit|
We then headed onto Whiteside and then down into Keppel Cove, before making our way back to the campsite via the high level path above Glenridding beck.
|Last shot with the view across Brown Cove of Swirral Edge and Catstycam|
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