Britain's Mountain Challenges: Striding Edge

Trail magazine and the British Mountaineering Council present Britain's Mountain Challenges.

In this video we're looking at Striding Edge: one of the finest ridges in the whole of the Lake District. Leading onto the summit of Helvellyn, at 950m the park's third highest mountain, it's a dramatically positioned and excitingly slender route of huge appeal to walkers and scramblers throughout the year. As with all ridges it becomes extremely challenging in strong winds or when there's ice or snow underfoot (so make sure to pick conditions suitable to your level of experience!), but when conditions are right it can offer a truly exceptional mountain experience.

Striding Edge can without doubt be described as a Lakeland classic – one that every lover of the Cumbrian fells should experience in their walking career.