/ Suggestions for the Lakes this weekend

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Will Legon - on 31 Jan 2013
Headed to the Lakes this weekend with my missus and looks as if it could be cold with a dusting of snow. Before children, she's joined me on numerous scrambling weekends and a few climbs - but very little winter stuff. Anyone got any suggestions for routes to do at around a Scottish grade 1 sort of level. Also - she's never done Jacks Rake - what's this likely to be like? Any suggestions - much appreciated.

Will
Mountain Llama - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to Will Legon: looks like quite a wild w/e weather wise http://www.lakedistrictweatherline.co.uk/
goose299 - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to Will Legon:
I've not been up high recently but looking at Fairfield from Ambleside and there's barely any snow left up there
Exile - on 01 Feb 2013
In reply to Will Legon:

Health warning. The following comments are from experience NOT having been on the fells during the last week.

I would suspect Jacks Rake will be largely stripped as its low and south facing.

There will be snow on north through to east facing aspects - the view from Ambleside of Fairfield can often be deceiving as you are looking at a southerly aspect - it's not unusual to find good winter nick in the Lakes when there is no snow on theses slopes.

In your situation I'd go for the Helvellyn edges - Saturday looks good.

http://www.lakedistrictweatherline.co.uk/
A Mountain Journey - on 01 Feb 2013
In reply to Will Legon: I was in Langdale yesterday afternoon, Pavey Ark was looking snow free, likely it'll be a summer scramble unless we have overnight snow. And it's a very good summer scramble.
paddy cave - on 01 Feb 2013
In reply to Will Legon: Lots of snow cover still across the north side of the Helvellyn Range...
Wesley Orvis - on 01 Feb 2013
In reply to Will Legon:

second what Paddy said.
Simon Caldwell - on 01 Feb 2013
In reply to Will Legon:
It's cold today, and due to get colder overnight and tomorrow. I'd be wary about ice on Jack's Rake, especially for a newbie.
adamleedsuk - on 01 Feb 2013
In reply to Exile:

I'm intrigued what you mean by Helvellyn edges?
Exile - on 01 Feb 2013
In reply to adamleedsuk:

Striding Edge and Swirral Edge as a horse shoe walk / scramble.
adamleedsuk - on 01 Feb 2013
In reply to Exile:

Got ya, I thought I was missing something!
In reply to adamleedsuk: I'm guessing they mean Striding Edge and Swirral Edge, the classic grade I winter ridge round of the Lakes. A good option if there's fresh snow (though watch the exit slope from Striding Edge onto Helvellyn if it's potentially avalanchey). A good option any time in fact.

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In reply to Will Legon: I was about to suggest this route to you anyway, given your situation

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