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A great technical challenge

A great technical challenge

Stick’s Pass has been re-christened Sick Pass in the mbr office. But don’t be put off: it wasn’t the altitude that made us giddy. This trail, whether ridden as part of an expedition up Helvellyn or approached from the north over the Dodds, is a fantastic mix of challenging rock gardens, sweeping turns, heather-lined singletrack and disused mines. The icing on the cake is a bewildering clatter down a precipitous scree slope that brings you back into Glenridding.