Author Topic: TR - Helvellyn via Hard Tarn wild camp  (Read 750 times)

richardh1905

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Re: TR - Helvellyn via Hard Tarn wild camp
« Reply #15 on: 17:02:51, 07/09/20 »
Thatís a great report, and great route. Iíve looked down Grisedale a few times, and it looks very inviting. I guess most people do just that - look down on it. Itís interesting seeing Striding Edge from the other side. Normally youíre either on it, or looking at it from Helvellyn summit or Swirral.

I quite fancy doing a Grisedale/Deepdale combo.


Thanks MKPotato  :)
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« Reply #16 on: 18:10:55, 07/09/20 »
@Karl ... I've been reading an old TR of yours, from way back in 2010, where you camped at Hard Tarn and then climbed Nethermost East Ridge in the snow!

Now I love walking in winter conditions, but I'm not sure that I would tackle ground like that with a heavy pack!



Ha  ;D  that was a classic..you don't expect snow in May


I'd had a look for the tarn a couple of years before but turned up the east ridge too soon and only saw the tarn from above.


I came down the ridge and visited the tarn on an extended Fairfield Horseshoe


my last visit was on an Helvellyn edges tour, a couple of years ago
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« Reply #17 on: 20:21:01, 07/09/20 »
my last visit was on an Helvellyn edges tour, a couple of years ago


Quite a day!
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Re: TR - Helvellyn via Hard Tarn wild camp
« Reply #18 on: 20:41:48, 07/09/20 »

Ha  ;D  that was a classic..you don't expect snow in May


I'd had a look for the tarn a couple of years before but turned up the east ridge too soon and only saw the tarn from above.


I came down the ridge and visited the tarn on an extended Fairfield Horseshoe


my last visit was on an Helvellyn edges tour, a couple of years ago
Those are some great reports and pics as well 👍

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« Reply #19 on: 21:42:07, 07/09/20 »
Fab write up and pics Richard  :)
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« Reply #20 on: 22:18:39, 07/09/20 »
A great report on your trip Richard. It's one of the few areas of the LD I know about.
You're obviously enjoying your retirement!

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« Reply #21 on: 06:47:28, 08/09/20 »
Fab write up and pics Richard  :)


Thanks Mel.
I've been enjoying your account of your bimble up High Rigg on your blog.  O0
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« Reply #22 on: 06:48:07, 08/09/20 »
A great report on your trip Richard. It's one of the few areas of the LD I know about.
You're obviously enjoying your retirement!
Thanks Sparnel - I certainly am!  :)
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Re: TR - Helvellyn via Hard Tarn wild camp
« Reply #23 on: 09:31:56, 09/09/20 »
Lots of lovely pics Richard.
Looks a great place for a camp but a very hard route out with full pack.

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« Reply #24 on: 17:38:18, 10/09/20 »
Lots of lovely pics Richard.
Looks a great place for a camp but a very hard route out with full pack.


Thanks Ridge.  :)


I don't think that there are any easy ways out of Ruthwaite Cove!
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