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Nethermost Pike

Nethermost Pike



Grid Reference: NY 34408 14154
Height: 891 metres/2923 feet

"Nethermost Pike is magnificent, hardly less so than Helvellyn and seeming more so because of it's impressive surroundings."
A.W Wainwright

From the summit of Helvellyn the main ridge south descends, crossing a depression before climbing again to the summit of Nethermost Pike, ignored by many who pace over the lower slopes climbing to the summit of Helvellyn, the broad rocky summit is a wonderful viewpoint of the rocky surroundings. Magnificent views over Striding Edge and the steep rocky Nethermost Cove, dropping steeply to the east from the summit plateau can be had from the summit.

The steep eastern flanks of Nethermost Pike offer many routes of interest with many strenuous routes climbing from Patterdale via Grisedale either climbing the east ridge or via several variations over Dollywaggon Pike.

 

  1. Above the cloud on the path to Helvellyn

    Helvellyn from Wythburn: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
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    One of the easier ascents of Helvellyn with little exposure

    Distance: 11km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 940m / 3000ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Looking back to Helvellyn from the ridge towards White Side

    The Helvellyn Ridge Walk: Private Guiding

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    A long linear walk taking in all the summits along the main Helvellyn ridge north of Grasmere

    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 1330m / 4390ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. Wastwater, a welcome sight at the end of day 3

    The Bob Graham 5 Day Challenge: Private Guiding

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    The infamous 42 peak circuit of the Lakes, we cover the route over 5 days

    Distance: 115km / 72 miles
    Ascent: 8200m / 27000ft
    Duration: 5 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  4. The sun rising from Dollywagon Pike

    Helvellyn Overnight Walk: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
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    The chance to watch the sun rise from the summit of Helvellyn

    Distance: 11km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 940m / 3000 ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1
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  5. Fairfield from St Sundays Crag

    Helvellyn & Fairfield from Patterdale: Private Guiding

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    A wonderful long day in the fells, exposed ridges and rugged scenery throughout

    Distance: 19.5km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 1500m / 5000ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1
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