I stopped for pre-lunch snack time, and what should happen, but the clouds burn off from the summits! What luck! And in a most spectacular fashion. I also had my first taste of Kendal Mint Cake during this break. I had assumed it was, as the name implies, some kind of cake. Oh how wrong I was... but oh so delicious. If you can handle a little sugar.
I'm headed up to Kidsty Pike, the last big mountain on the C2C, and also the highest point on the main route of the trail (Helvellyn and a few others are higher, but they're side trips). Walking into the clouds once more, though, so it's doubtful I'll have any views from up there. Shame, considering how clear it was until just a few moments ago.
Oh my! Literally a minute before I got to the summit of Helvellyn, the clouds burst open and left me with these amazing views! This is the highest point I'll be on for my entire trip to the UK, so it's hard to beat this. I'd stay up here for hours if I could, but it's almost dinner time, and I still have to make my way to Patterdale.
The ridge with the clouds clinging to it right now is Striding Edge, which is supposedly just like Katahdin's Knife Edge. It has a mean reputation, but I'm sure it can't be that bad, right?