Saturday, 1 July 2000

Helvellyn Lower Man

Helvellyn Lower Man sits at the top of the ridge
Height: 925m (3,035ft)
Prominence: 15m (49ft)
Region: Southern Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
Helvellyn - 23/10/2016
Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike & Dollywaggon Pike - 21/02/2015
Helvellyn seen from Lower Man
Helvellyn Lower Man is a subsidiary top of Helvellyn, 700m north west of the main summit.

A total of five ridges diverge from the summit ridge of Helvellyn at different points. The north-west ridge continues from Lower Man over Browncove Crags, becoming almost insignificant when it reaches the shore of Thirlmere, yet still separating the valley of Helvellyn Gill from the reservoir, before finally rising again to the wooded height of Great How at its terminus.

Its summit is small compared to the plateau of Helvellyn, but it offers better views to the north-west, as the ground falls steeply away from it on that side.

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