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Helvellyn

Approach

Helvellyn can be reached from Glenridding via Greenside Mines. There are couple of car park options. One can use spaces along the Greenside Rd or the main car park in Glenridding (fee applies). Members of the Lake District ski club can use the Greenside Mines car park, which is the most convenient option as it saves some walking. Follow the route to the Greenside Mine, then the track along the Glenridding Beck stream. Cross the stream right after the Greenside Mine (you should have it on your right). Before the Catstye Cam the track goes left and it gets steeper. As soon as you reach the Red Tarn you're able to see the snow condions on the Helvellyn face. To get to the summit follow the Swirral Edge path or put crampons on and climb the Red Tarn face.

Lines

At the moment I'd like to describe two descents. First option (1), the Swirral Edge line is easy angled and can offer a descent to the tarn in right conditions. The second option (2) is steeper at the beginning.

Helvellyn

Have a look at Endomondo and a vid for the Swirral Edge line (1):

Endomondo and a vid for the Red Tarn face descent (2):

There is also a third option called Gully 2, which I haven't done yet. Stay tuned.

White Side

Approach

White Side can be reached from Glenridding via Greenside Mines. There are couple of car park options. One can use spaces along the Greenside Rd or the main car park in Glenridding (fee applies). Members of the Lake District ski club can use the Greenside Mines car park, which is the most convenient option as it saves some walking. Follow the route to the Greenside Mine, then the track along the Glenridding Beck stream (you should have it on your left). After some time the path gets steeper and you should see the summit of the hill.

Lines

Some obvious options start near the summit.

White Side

Here is an Endomondo route and a vid.

More alternative lines can be found if you go towards Lower Man and Helvellyn- for example right above the Keppel Cove dam:

Keppel Cove

Have a look at Endomondo and a vid (the line is seen after 1:00, before it's Raise).

Catstye Cam

Approach

Getting to Catstye Cam is quite like getting to Helvellyn. One can start from Glenridding via Greenside Mines. There are couple of car park options. Spaces along the Greenside Rd or the main car park in Glenridding (fee applies) can be used. Members of the Lake District ski club can use the Greenside Mines car park, which is the most convenient option as it saves some walking. Follow the route to the Greenside Mine, then the track along the Glenridding Beck stream. Right after the Greenside Mine cross the stream (you should have it on your right). Before the Catstye Cam track goes left and it gets steeper. That's the point one can leave the path and go up to the summit.

Lines

When approaching Catstye Cam according to the above description one should see some possible lines.

Catstye Cam

Have a look at Endomondo and a vid (after 1 min, 40 sec- everything before it's Swirral Edge):

I've came across a couple of mentions of ski descents off Catstycam north gully. Unfortunately I've not seen conditions good enough to do it, so it's on my todo list.

Catstye Cam
St Sunday Crag

Approach

If you drive from the Kirkstone Pass to Glenridding you can stop right before the Bridgend Deepdale Bridge. You'll spot a red telephone box- that's a good place to start. After the bridge turn left and follow the path along the Deepdale Beck stream. You should be able to see some possible lines on the right when moving towards Fairfield.

Line

The below one was going down before the St Sunday Crag summit. Unfortunately the picture doesn't show exact localisation of the line, but that's the only pic I have at the moment.

St Sunday Crag

Here is Endomondo route and a vid.