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Helvellyn & Striding Edge

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Helvellyn walk today Review by Gail & Liz
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Back from our Helvellyn walk today, just wanted to say how absolutely amazing Bill the guide was, without him, I would not have made it.

Thanks for a great day. (Posted on 08/10/2018)
Helvellyn Review by Simon O’Donnell
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Hi what a great walk today .Shame about the weather. Bill was brilliant kept us all going and safe perfect guide (Posted on 27/08/2018)
Amazing Achievement Review by Sarah
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A big thank you to Bill who was my fabulous guide on 19th August. This was a personal challenge for me as I have a fear of heights that I am trying to conquer. Bill was patient, reassuring, motivational and made sure that all of us were very safe and enjoying ourselves. I really appreciated his help and encouragement over the tricky parts of Striding Edge and the start of our steep descent on Swirral Edge.

Unfortunately due the weather our view was one of mist! At least now I feel confident that I could achieve it again, even if I could see the extent of the drops.

I also appreciate Bill sharing his knowledge of the Lake District and Helvellyn. It was interesting to learn more about the area and what we experienced on our route.

I would definitely recommend using Lake District Walker and pushing your comfort zone on this walk. (Posted on 22/08/2018)
Brilliant, very knowledgeable and patient guide Review by Sara
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I rarely give 5 stars to anything, but I couldn't have wished for a better experience. We walked Striding Edge and I thoroughly enjoyed the ridge and scrambling especially. Our guide George was very capable and attentive to ensure we all stayed safe. In hindsight, I should have done some more hill training before trying this walk. I struggled with the descent as my legs and nerves were shot, but George was extremely patient and encouraging, showing me a few different methods to get down safely. I will definitely book again next time I'm in the Lake District! (Posted on 23/07/2018)
Thank you Review by Neil
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A big thank you to my guide Neil for a fantastic day climbing Blencathra on 17/07/18. A very patient, informative and encouraging individual especially when assisting me over Sharp Edge!!
Thanks also to the wonderful Rachel, who, two days later guided myself and seven great companions up Helvellyn and over Striding Edge and even finding time to fit in Catsty Cam too!
I found TLDW to be as efficient now as when I used them in the past, easy to book with, reliable and great to spend a day ( or two ) with!!

Regards

Neil. (Posted on 22/07/2018)
Helvellyn - an enjoyable walk Review by Paul
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This was my first experience of The Lake District Walker and Helvellyn (via Striding Edge). The guide Rachel was very good allowing us to take our time without rushing. I also appreciated the no minimum party size policy as a couple of cancellations meant it was just the two of us with Rachel. I will certainly book another guided walk the next time I'm in the Lake District. (Posted on 28/06/2018)
Scafell Pike Review by graham allman
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Olly/Jane 20th June , scafell pike, great day out with Alex as our guide, he knew his stuff, had a good laugh with the rest of the group(8) weather got better and better and got some great photos,a mix of different abilities in the group but Alex kept everyone happy, well worth the money, thanks again (Posted on 21/06/2018)
Excellent Review by Rebekah
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Fantastically organised, we had 2 great guides who were really fun to be with & very safe. They looked out for the team at all times, took us on challenging routes but always gave the option to others to do easier paths along the way. Really enjoyed it & will definitely book again! (Posted on 20/06/2018)
A Great Day Out! Review by Mike
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I went up Helvellyn via Striding Edge on the 3rd of May this year (2018), with TJ. I was a bit apprehensive, having not done much hill walking for some time. I checked the weather forecasts daily before going and became concerned when I read words like Blizzards! I checked the forecast temperatures and applied the Dry Adiabatic Lapse Rate, yes, I know it sounds technical, but the result was a temperature below freezing! We set off and TJ kept on encouraging me saying I was faster than the man he took up the previous week - when I asked how old this man was he said....78! Striding Edge was nothing like the beautiful pictures I had seen and I resorted to crawling on all fours. It rained. We had our lunch in the drizzle. Finally we got to the top and could see all of 20 feet! I was surprised to see two snow/ice cornices up there. We did not hang around and started our descent, me on all fours again. As we got lower the going became a little easier and we had a good view of Red Tarn. Then I had this fantastic feeling of achievement - I had done it - I was walking on air. The last time I felt like that was when I was in the Scouts and had completed some expedition! It was a Great Day Out - thank you TJ. Now shall I have a go at Scar Fell Pike in September?...….. (Posted on 19/06/2018)
A terrifying awesome experience Review by Tia
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I booked this for my Partner as a birthday present. We are very new to mountain walking so I decided to book a guided walk. I am so glad I did because I don't think i could have done it without our guide. We had two due top being a large group. We stayed at the back of the group as we were slower and less experienced. Our Guide George was amazing in being patient and helping us over the tricky and quite frightening parts of the scramble. I am terrified of heights but George helped me and was wonderful. Even with the extreme weather events (it hailed) were amazing. They were friendly and felt like we were walking with friends.

This is probably one of my greatest achievements. It was an amazing experience and the walk had some absolutely stunning views as well as thrill factor. (Posted on 12/06/2018)

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