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Winter ascent of Helvellyn - 24 Jan

Winter ascent of Helvellyn - 24 Jan


24-26 January 2025


We will spend the weekend in cosy accommodation in the heart of The Lake District and explore the local mountains in their cosy (or cold) winter jackets... ​ This trip will include a winter ascent of Helvellyn, possible by the notorious ridge: Striding Edge!


To fully appreciate and enjoy a winter ascent, it is best to be properly prepared for the winter environment - with an early start, good crampon technique and the right equipment all helping to give a truly memorable mountain day.


This trip is suitable for anyone with summer mountain hiking experience and a good level of fitness.  Winter hiking experience is not necessary - A Full day of winter skills tuition will be provided prior to attempting the hike to the summit of any mountain


As always, we’ll sort out the travel, transfers and accommodation so just meet in London and leave the rest to us.

  • Friday (from 6pm) - Meet at Euston train station and make our way to Cumbria in the comfort of the train.

    Saturday - A full introduction to what we will be doing before journeying in the local area to the snow line for an introduction to the winter environment, an introduction/revision of ice axe/cramponing skills and the style of mountaineering required for a winter ascent.

    Sunday - An early start, to make the most of the day, we will make our way to the summit of Helvellyn.  The specific route we take will depend on experience, ability and weather conditions.

    We will then make our way back to the train station for a return back to London

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