|I only just managed to park beside the road near the Travellers Rest, taking the short cut across a barely frozen field towards Ghyll Foot and the bottom of the Southeast ridge of Steel Fell.|
|Its a grand walk up the ridge, pretty much direct to the top of the fell.|
Across Dunmail Raise the Helvellyn range were looking splendid.
|The other side of the ridge lies the quiet valley of Greenburn....it is rather wet mind!|
|This isn't quite the top of Steel Fel,l but IMHO it is the better viewpoint.|
Helvellyn range beyond.
|Rounding the head of Greenburn the ground is usually wet. Today it was in the main frozen, including almost all of this tarn. As far as I'm aware unnamed.|
|The cairn on Calf Crag and the start of the return leg. Fairfield is seen to have a good covering of snow in the background.|
|Here the ridge is laid out before me, this image hides most of the up and downs involved mind!|
|Looking back along the ridge from Gibson Knott, not much snow from here onwards.|
|Still quite a few bumps and humps between here and Helm Crag.|
Really clear views today though.
|The summit rocks of Helm Crag, here seen as "The Howitzer", sadly there was some ice on the climb to the top so I gave it a miss.|
From here it was a quick jog down to Easedale and the road back to the car.