/ Suggestions for the Lakes this weekend
I've not been up high recently but looking at Fairfield from Ambleside and there's barely any snow left up there
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.
second what Paddy said.
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.
I'm intrigued what you mean by Helvellyn edges?
Striding Edge and Swirral Edge as a horse shoe walk / scramble.
Got ya, I thought I was missing something!
See this UKH Route Card http://www.ukhillwalking.com/logbook/r/?i=71
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