England, visited July 2012
After I had climbed Scafell Pike 20 years ago, I wanted to go back to the Lake District, and climb other peaks. Helvellyn is a very popular mountain because of the access route via the Striding Edge, a sharp ridge walk to reach the top. We chose the ‘easy’ way, starting from Swirls carpark near Wythburn. This route is very streightforward bu you get to see all the spectacular views of Striding Edge and Swirling Edge, etc… We went down the other side, to reach Wythburn church.