/ Winter wlaking is on (Sharp Edge in the snow if anyone cares)
Was snowing down to about 100m when we left Scales.
Hopefully this is the beginning of a good winter in the Lakes.
Nice one, winter begins - 9.11.13!
any news on helvellyn
Yes, definitely looked like Blencathra had the most snow, and now it's cleared and looks like a cold night, should be good....
Going to give Striding Edge/Swirral or Whiteside round to Grasmoor a shot tomorrow so will let you know if i do the edges, but to be honest the eastern fells did not appear to have half as much snow compared to the fells north of the A66. Met two lads heading off up Blencathra behind Scales pub and when i asked them what they were doing they thought they were going up Helvellyn.
A few people with no crampons performing acrobatics between the rocks trying not to fall to their doom.
Went up Skiddaw via Lonscale Fell on Sunday and did a few of the Wainright's behind it that i still needed to do, some really good snow at the back o Skiddaw right down all the way to close to Skiddaw House, it has a nice crispy feel to it too and the summit turf was frozen on Skiddaw, but there is very little snow in the Lakes south of the A66 and Swirral Edges looked pretty bare by sunset from Skiddaw.
Did you go over the edges yesterday Charlie?
Elsewhere on the site
Nuts, wires, stoppers, chocks, wedges, whatever you want to call them, have been around for a long time. Initially made from... Read more
A pack designed for year-round ascents. Super light, flexible, strippable and seasonally versatile you can rely on this perennial... Read more
This survey is being conducted by the Outdoor Industries Association in order to find out more about how and why people... Read more
Pete Whittaker has flashed the 32 pitch route Freerider 5.12d on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley over three days,... Read more
From a personal point of view, photographing the night sky is one of the most difficult, frustrating yet ultimately rewarding... Read more