7 hours ago
An early morning start, 4 AM to be precise. No complaints, adventure awaited. So, this weekend was JAM PACKED. Rewind to Saturday, I met up with @territassikerbeginnerexplorer for 7 AM and waited in Glenridding for @map_my_hike to turn up; he got “distracted” en route by the sunrise over Ullswater. Anyway, once the gang was together + @mountainswithmatt we powered on toward Helvellyn, not going to lie, it was a slog. Even though we set of early, it was crazy hot, but hey, at least it wasn’t raining. Eventually we reached the top and met up with @wandering_the_wainwrights , @smoore1610 and @weekend_hiker to tackle a rather windy striding edge, which was EPIC! Definitely felt alive. Following on from Helvellyn we headed south, ticking off Nethermost Pike and Dollywagon Pike before dropping down to Grisedale Tarn for a dip before making our way back to Glenridding via the Grisedale valley.
Here’s a shot from our morning ascent of Birkhouse Moor en route to Helvellyn. I’m super stoked to share the more exciting shots over the course of this week. Hope you all had a great weekend. ✌🏻