Once back on the ridge we reversed the route back to the Hole in the Wall and down to Patterdale and the long drive home.
If only the bloody petrol wasn't so expensive these days! :(
The view from the Hole in the Wall.
Lorna with Striding Edge behind.
Me looking along the ridge to the final slopes up to Helvellyn.
Lorna on the final part of the ridge leading up to the summit.
The view from the summit shelter of various climber topping out.
Looking across the cove from Swirral Edge.
Descending Swirral with Catseyecam in the distance.
360 view from Red Tarn Cove.
Crossing the main bowl. Note the cornice which some folks insisted on venturing near the edge of!
From left to right: No2 Gully grade I, Number 1 Gully grade II and Viking Buttress. Hopefully we won't miss the boat with the recent weather and come back, maybe with the rest of the crew (?) and tick these off?
Lorna on her way up to the little gully we found near the end of the ridge.
Me on my way up.
Me at the top!
Strolling along Striding Edge.