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Helvellyn & Striding Edge

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Helvellyn Review by Gail Jackson
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Thank you to our guide, Ricky for a fantastic day on Helvellyn, taking in Striding Edge, Wirral Edge and Cats Eye Cam. I felt at ease, took in the amazing views and thoroughly enjoyed my scrambling experience, under the watchful eye of Ricky. There was no pressure to scramble and other options were provided, but I am so glad I did! Many thanks Ricky. (Posted on 12/06/2019)
Helvellyn and Striding Edge Review by Dawn Gaforg
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After our first attempt at Helvellyn and Striding Edge was abandoned 7 years ago, and the fact that I am not good with heights, we decided to have a guide for this attempt. We met our group at Glenridding and our guide Paul. He briefed us as the weather forecast was not good and asked us regarding any concerns he should be aware of.
We started our walk. An enjoyable ascent, with plenty of history and anecdotal information from Paul. When we arrived at Striding Edge the clouds cleared, the wind dropped and the sun came out. Paul planned our traverse and was brilliant. He managed to keep me confident and my fears at bay. He assisted me (and the group down the chimney) with foot and hand holds in the rock. He gave me that reassurance that my fears required and got me and the group safely through Striding Edge. We successfully reached the top of Helvellyn and was down the craggy rocks on the other side, heading round the Tarn before the weather hit us with hailstones, thunder and a bit of lightening. I would like to thank Paul for getting me through this climb and would recommend a guide for Striding Edge (TLDW). Thank you, would not have done it without you. Dawn
(Posted on 07/05/2019)
Helvellyn & Striding Edge Review by Martin Smith
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Ross was our guide up Helvellyn via Striding Edge. The weather was magnificent and brought into view Solway Firth to Morecambe Bay, Ullswater (and beyond) to Wasdale (and beyond.) An alarming number of peaks that each prompted Ross for an anecdote or witty comment or other observation (some serious) to keep the day flowing. He took special care with each of us particularly as we descended The Chimney and ensured he never overlooked or outpaced any of us. This was my first guided trip and thanks to Ros and TLDW it will not be my last. A tremendous day out. Thanks again. (Posted on 02/05/2019)
Helvellyn via Striding Edge Review by Marcus Chapman
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A wonderful day climbing Helvellyn via Striding Edge in winter conditions before descending via Swirral Edge. Thank you to John for leading the three of us so skilfully. I shall remember this walk for a long time to come. (Posted on 02/05/2019)
Brilliant day Review by Natalie
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I had a brilliant day walking Striding Edge.....as a guide Ross was great, super calm and kept us entertained with history and stories of folklore. Looking forward to the next adventure! (Posted on 30/04/2019)
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)

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