Helvellyn


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Helvellyn

(hĕlvĕl`ĭn), mountain, 3,118 ft (950 m) high, in the Lake District, NW England, SE of Keswick. Near the summit is a memorial to Charles Gough, who died (1805) there of exposure. He was commemorated in poems by Sir Walter ScottScott, Sir Walter,
1771–1832, Scottish novelist and poet, b. Edinburgh. He is considered the father of both the regional and the historical novel. Early Life and Works

After an apprenticeship in his father's law office Scott was admitted (1792) to the bar.
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 and William WordsworthWordsworth, William,
1770–1850, English poet, b. Cockermouth, Cumberland. One of the great English poets, he was a leader of the romantic movement in England. Life and Works

In 1791 he graduated from Cambridge and traveled abroad.
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Helvellyn

a mountain in NW England, in the Lake District. Height: 949 m (3114 ft.)
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That's because the 35-year-old and 29-year-old cousins ended up climbing TWO wrong mountains before finally making it to the top of Helvellyn.
Helvellyn, in the Lake District, is a popular destination for mountain climbers but uncertain weather conditions can often catch even experienced hikers out.
An experienced fell walker, Mr Barrow, of Coleridge Grove, Widnes, was said to know Helvellyn very well and said the peak - one of England's highest - was his "favourite mountain".
Tryfan in Snowdonia topped a survey by hillwalking magazine Trail, with Helvellyn in the Lake District coming second and Wales' highest mountain Snowdon securing third place.
A 24-year-old man walking in the Lake District, in northern England, has fallen 656 feet (200m) to his death from Helvellyn mountain.
Years ago, I submitted an article to Geographical on the very first transducer (sonar) recordings, by my sixth-form students, of Red Tarn and Grizedale Tam on the Helvellyn Massif and the editor informed me that it would be published shortly.
Nestled in the heart of the Lake District - ideally situated for the peaks of Helvellyn, Skiddaw and Scafell - it boasts spectacular views of the fells, as well as its own gardens.
Stevenson's latest fund-raising effort, with Warrington Wolves coach Ben Povey and ex-prop forwards Gary Chambers and Mark Hilton, is to climb five major big peaks in the Lake District, Scafell Pike, Scafell, Great End, Helvellyn and Skiddaw within 24 hours.
As you can imagine, with names like Helvellyn, Scafell Pike, Skiddaw, Walla Crag and Glaramara, this is no place for the fainthearted and it has become a Mecca for fell walkers, mountaineers and a whole host of thrill-seekers dying to pit themselves against the great outdoors.
"Madness in Grasmere": The world is mad, even the fells are mad./THat's what they call these bare volcanic hills/Slamming against the sky with green and brown/With rocks and bracken, tiny clutching trees/They rise up like an aria then dwell/Heavily and moodily and great/So I am mad, and moody, and not great//The sheep are silly here, even insane/They wander up Helvellyn in a daze/Snorting up the bracken which is bitter/And grows madly, cigarettes for sheep./They are lost, utterly lost.
It is popular with tourists, especially mountain walkers, who can climb Helvellyn from there.