A great dawn light covered the Langdale pikes
As soon as id eaten i was on the move over Rosset pike and past the tarn,then a steep pull upto High Raise then down the long valley to Wythburn
Second nites camp was over the Helvelyn ridge line
It was a hard day to get over and up Helvelyn in the short light hours,2011 was also the year we had a real steep nasty bank of snow at the top of the Striding edge route,a near vertical 30 steps.
Which i had to cover by removing Oscars pack and adding that to my pack,then i had to go down 4 steps then call Oscar to me,then get him to stay and repeat,repeat
It was dark as i arrived meeting a lad called the "Muzz" and then 4 ? others who walked up from the roadside later,think this was my first meeting with Alex too
The tent in rear right of this shot turned out (at 6.8kilos) weighed more than my hole pack including two days food
Place fell looked great