/ scarfel pike conditions
This should be good <draws up chair, opens popcorn>
To the OP - no idea, but looking at some lake district webcams, there is a bit of snow on the tops, but whether it has frozen is a different matter.
Take a look at the winter climbing forum, plenty of information there.
Also, check out the weather forecasts :-(
On Helvellyn on Wednesday, it was powdery and unconsolidated, apart from the odd bits of windslab. Not sure what yesterday's rain/sleet/snow will have added - it's white-ish lower down, but the cover higher up looks to have stripped back a bit into the gullies rather than being blanket cover - so possibly done a freeze thaw? Or maybe it's just blown about, it was a touch breezy on Wed....
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