Helvellyn – the third highest peak in the English Lake District and therefore the third highest in England – has long been a goal of mine. The peak draws me much more than the higher Scafells, with a famous ascent via the rocky and precipitous Striding Edge and what must be a breath-taking view from the top.

Ever since I photographed the mountain from the shores of Thirlmere in the 1990s, I’ve wanted to walk to the top, and a summer full of hiking here in Switzerland will hopefully allow me to achieve my goal before much longer.

The DVD “teased” in this video contains three walks to the top and is available from Amazon.

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