WINTER ASCENT OF HELVELLYN
A weekend away from the crowds in The Lake District National Park
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 - Depending on conditions, we may ascend via 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, regardless of winter hiking experience - A Full day of winter skills tuition will be provided prior to attempting the hike to the summit of and mountain
- Return train travel from London
- 2-nights accommodation
- 2-days instruction and guidance by a highly experienced and qualified mountain leader
- Use of safety equipment (ice axe, crampons and helmet)
- Breakfasts and Lunches
Note: The weather and ground conditions will not be known until closer to the date and full winter conditions, whilst expected at this time of year, cannot be guaranteed. The trip will go ahead regardless of conditions (The only exception being if the prevailing weather is too dangerous e.g. Thunderstorms)
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