NY3414 : Striding Edge

taken 5 years ago, 4 km from Glenridding, Cumbria, Great Britain

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Striding Edge
Striding Edge
Striding Edge is perhaps the best known, and certainly the most visited, scramble in the Lake District. Invariably traversed from Patterdale or Glenridding on the way to Helvellyn, in this picture walkers will be going from right to left. At the extreme left is the start of the final 100m climb to Helvellyn, which is steep but not difficult.

Technically the most awkward part is the 10m descent at the west end of the ridge (on the photo, about a quarter of the way in from the left hand edge). But for less confident walkers it may be the exposure along the ridge that is more worrying. They may actually welcome the cloud which often hides the drops on each side!
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 13 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Uplands  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3479 1493 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:31.5263N 3:0.5430W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3430 1441
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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