Wainwrights Climbed: 1
Distance: 4.6 miles
This was a short out and back from Swirls carpark to the summit of Helvellyn.
This route climbs the bracken clad slope above the car park by a series of zigzags and then follows the edge of the crags to Helvellyn Lower Man and the summit ridge.
I’ve done several races that take in Helvellyn and it’s one of my favourite mountains in The Lakes so I was kean to show Victoria why I love it so much. Not sure she enjoyed the climb but I think the views from the top more than made up for it.