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13.Catstycam 2920ft/890m


06 06 2006 - Latest walk and photos - White Side, Lower Man, Helvellyn, Catstycam (via Swirral Edge) and Birkhouse Moor.

 

Walk first completed September 1986 with Richard. Catstycam apparently means a steep ridge with a wildcat's path. A good enough description, I think. Coming down Swirral Edge from Helvellyn it's almost impossible not to be drawn back up again to the summit of Catstycam. I remember, on the first occasion I was at the summit, peering over the edge just as the cloud cleared beneath me to reveal the almost vertical, dizzy descent to the valley floor.

 

Catstycam from near Glenridding Beck (06 06 2006)

 

     
 

 From White Side (02 08 1990)

 

 

From Swirral Edge (02 12 1983)

 

From Raise (30 03 2004)

 

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