Helvellyn Trip Report (#12271)

Walked up from Elterwater via Dollywagon Pike. Severe conditions, wind and snow, had difficulty locating Striding Edge for descent.

Striding Edge was the plan filed before we started, and the wind direction made backtracking direct into weather, these drove decision to continue when weather got bad.

Down Striding Edge to Patterdale. Met rescue team at bottom. Very glad that Patterdale YH had drying room.

We did have sufficient equip. for an overnight had that been necessary. Super exhilarating day. Lousy views.

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