Helvellyn Trip Report (#12261)

  • Signed By: Andy Webb
  • Date submitted: December 11, 2000
  • Date(s) climbed: 28/11/2000

The end of November is not a good time to be on Helvellyn. A group of 7 of us made the ascent, but due to one of our party being very much slower than the rest of us we were in danger of spending the night on the summit. The winds were incredible - enough to blow you away every time you took a foot of the ground. The rain was torrential all day. Visibility was down to 20-30 feet (and less) in some places. We had 2 mobile phones with us (which couldnt get a signal between them). And I didnt take enough chocolate! Luckily, the weather took a turn for the better and once we got on the "motorway" we made good time, only spending the last hour or so in complete darkness. Drinks were well deserved by the time we got to the pub!

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