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jontea

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A classic walk on the Helvellyn massif
« on: 19:23:27, 29/10/18 »
Join me as I share over 60 photo's of a full mountain day on the Helvellyn range, It didn't all go to plan, but then do they ever?
https://johntrowsdale.blogspot.com/2018/10/returning-to-helvellyn-massif.html



Walking is the world’s oldest exercise and today’s modern medicine.

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Hillhiker1

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Re: A classic walk on the Helvellyn massif
« Reply #1 on: 20:09:16, 29/10/18 »
Cracking write up John and lovely pics. It was nice to revisit the route without the leg pain.. :)

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Re: A classic walk on the Helvellyn massif
« Reply #2 on: 21:18:19, 29/10/18 »
Fascinating read, thanks for sharing your adventure.

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Re: A classic walk on the Helvellyn massif
« Reply #3 on: 21:46:53, 29/10/18 »
Great TR and photos     :)

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Re: A classic walk on the Helvellyn massif
« Reply #4 on: 22:27:49, 29/10/18 »
What an epic day out  O0 Super write up and photos  O0
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

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Re: A classic walk on the Helvellyn massif
« Reply #5 on: 23:50:46, 29/10/18 »
Very nice John..... great read, fabulous photos. What a day you had and a well earned kip  O0
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Re: A classic walk on the Helvellyn massif
« Reply #6 on: 08:30:38, 30/10/18 »
Excellent write-up John with some cracking pics of a superb route  O0

It made me smile when I saw your selfie pic on St Sunday crag with Seat Sandal etc behind you (I took a selfie in exactly the same place).  A fantastic view from there.


Looks like you are ebbing your way to 214 John..... 125 done, on the downhill bit now  ;D

Cheers
Lee
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adalard

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Re: A classic walk on the Helvellyn massif
« Reply #7 on: 09:09:44, 30/10/18 »
A great trip report, Jontea, and some wonderful photos - sounds like a fantastic day out.  O0

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Re: A classic walk on the Helvellyn massif
« Reply #8 on: 09:48:14, 30/10/18 »
You certainly take enough pics  O0

jontea

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Re: A classic walk on the Helvellyn massif
« Reply #9 on: 18:14:24, 30/10/18 »
Thanks for the great comments guys, just one question, do you think my blogs are too long?
Just for future reference   O0


It made me smile when I saw your selfie pic on St Sunday crag with Seat Sandal etc behind you (I took a selfie in exactly the same place).  A fantastic view from there.


It certainly is a fantastic view from there Lee, I don’t like taking selfies much to be honest, but I thought I’d put my face out there for the blog, maybe I should be photonut lol  ;D


Looks like you are ebbing your way to 214 John..... 125 done, on the downhill bit now  ;D
I’m hoping to get there one day, obviously not as quickly as you did it Lee, but I’m just enjoying each one I do as the opportunity arises.


You certainly take enough pics  O0


Too many?  :-\
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Re: A classic walk on the Helvellyn massif
« Reply #10 on: 18:18:55, 30/10/18 »
just one question, do you think my blogs are too long?


Too many?  :-\


No to both questions, take no notice of pleb the dementor  ;)

Such an epic day out on the fells, all the pics were needed and enjoyed, along with your words, very entertaining  O0
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Re: A classic walk on the Helvellyn massif
« Reply #11 on: 18:20:29, 30/10/18 »
Too many?  :-\



Nope. No such thing as too many photos. :D

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Re: A classic walk on the Helvellyn massif
« Reply #12 on: 18:27:04, 30/10/18 »
I don't think the blog was too long at all - it's nice to have something substantial to read that really gives a feel of your day's hiking, of both the landscape and your experiences.   O0


And I agree with April and Hillhiker1 on the photos too - the more the better in a trip report, as far as I'm concerned.  :)

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Re: A classic walk on the Helvellyn massif
« Reply #13 on: 19:11:51, 30/10/18 »
Ah that’s reassuring guys, thanks for your feedback  O0
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Re: A classic walk on the Helvellyn massif
« Reply #14 on: 19:26:02, 30/10/18 »
Great report John, lovely photos  O0  it is a top walk.
Seat Sandle is a hidden gem, even when the other tops are busy it is almost always empty.


Patterdale YHA may have been an easier place to stay but Helvellyn does feel much more traditional.
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where