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Ullswater & Helvellyn

We tend to divert into the lakes on our way up to Scotland, so there are a few hit-and-run shots of Ullswater area and a few from Pooley Bridge area from May 2011 & 2013

I had to wait 40 years between my first ascent of Helvellyn (in the dark) to the 2006 trip on a day of blue skies. This is the geriatric route from Legburthwaite and Sticks pass and I was pleased that some octagenarians were still plodding up mid-afternoon.
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Ullswater and Helvellyn
Ullswater and Helvellyn
Ullswater for enthusiasts only
Ullswater for enthusiasts only
burst of frenetic activity at lunchtime...
burst of frenetic activity at lunchtime...
Ullswater from Keldas
Ullswater from Keldas
towards Kirkstone pass
towards Kirkstone pass
Ullswater morning
Ullswater morning
Ullswater towards Kirkstone pass
Ullswater towards Kirkstone pass
Keldas foreground and Helvellyn on horizon from east shore walk
Keldas foreground and Helvellyn on horizon from east shore walk
Ullswater from the east
Ullswater from the east
Ullswater Steamer leaving Glenridding
Ullswater Steamer leaving Glenridding
Keldas from Glenridding  spit
Keldas from Glenridding spit
Ullswater with Hellvellyn range behind
Ullswater with Hellvellyn range behind
Pooley bridge walk
Pooley bridge walk
Barton Church
Barton Church
Mill moor, Pooley Bridge
Mill moor, Pooley Bridge
I think clouds suggest time to go home
I think clouds suggest time to go home
Helvellyn - the crowds approaching the summit
Helvellyn - the crowds approaching the summit
Skiddaw from Raise with Wanthwaite crags in foreground and Basenthwaite in distance left
Skiddaw from Raise with Wanthwaite crags in foreground and Basenthwaite in distance left
Thirlemere below start of Helvellyn Gill and Bassenthwaite in the distance
Thirlemere below start of Helvellyn Gill and Bassenthwaite in the distance
Scafell group and Great Gable on the horizon, Pavey Ark and High Raise slightly in front - from White Side
Scafell group and Great Gable on the horizon, Pavey Ark and High Raise slightly in front - from White Side
Helvellyn - the north approach with Catstye cam to left
Helvellyn - the north approach with Catstye cam to left
Hellvellyn - Swirral edge in foreground, lead-in to Striding edge beyond, then slopes below Nethermost Pike
Hellvellyn - Swirral edge in foreground, lead-in to Striding edge beyond, then slopes below Nethermost Pike
Swirral edge from above - spot 2 bodies going down
Swirral edge from above - spot 2 bodies going down
me testing self-timer on Swirral edge, Red tarn below
me testing self-timer on Swirral edge, Red tarn below
Swirral edge and the competion at the top
Swirral edge and the competion at the top
Hellvellyn - a bit of sun reaching Brown cove
Hellvellyn - a bit of sun reaching Brown cove
waterfall on Fisher Gill, a good cooling off spot on the descent
waterfall on Fisher Gill, a good cooling off spot on the descent
water being thrown over top of the fall
water being thrown over top of the fall
bottom of the fall blowing rainbows, though by this time there was a knot of cloud over the central fells
bottom of the fall blowing rainbows, though by this time there was a knot of cloud over the central fells