/ VIDEO: UKC LAKES Conditions Report 28-11-10

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Steve Ashworth - on 29 Nov 2010
Approx 5 inches of new snow has fallen in Ambleside this evening, I have been out to Low Water Beck which was a bit thin for the solo in the dark but there is some good ice forming and it may be there later in the week. Helvellyn was again the best bet today. The New snow that has fallen will have changed things a bit, bringing more snowed up rock routes into condition.

Watch the video report: http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=59136
paul lane - on 29 Nov 2010
In reply to Steve Ashworth: really informative post. thanks for your efforts. Cheers
Steve Ashworth - on 29 Nov 2010
In reply to Steve Ashworth:
Dave Birkett has just called by the Epicentre. He was out on Scafell yesterday and found great ice conditions on the Cascade on Shamrock which gave 200m of ice. Dave thinks that the Wasdale Screes Gullys were forming with the furthest right ice route giving what looked like the most ice at the moment.
paco nacho - on 29 Nov 2010
Blea Water Gill also do able yesterday with ice from the tarn to the top.
Main Ice pitch good.
Here is photo link on flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/iggyhealey/5217846362/
LakesWinter on 29 Nov 2010
In reply to paco nacho: Thanks for the pictures
lummox - on 29 Nov 2010
In reply to paco nacho: were you out with Mr. Lancaster ? Looks in good nick...
paco nacho - on 29 Nov 2010
Aye I was and we had a very interesting trip back from Shap to Skipton. M6 and A65 covered in snow.

a13x - on 29 Nov 2010
In reply to Steve Ashworth:

Thanks for the updates. Im really enjoying the epicentre updates!
Steve Ashworth - on 29 Nov 2010
In reply to Steve Ashworth:
In a repeat of yesterday we are having a reasonable amount of new snow in Ambleside this evening. This will top up conditions on buttress routes. Paddy Cave was out on Helvellyn today and reports that the exit slopes and snow basin were not holding unstable new snow and that climbing conditions had improved slightly on the weekend with more hoar on the rock through all aspects. Scafell and Gable were sitting in the cloud today so could be worth a look for harder mixed stuff as the week goes on.
AndyKeen - on 30 Nov 2010
Wow thats a great photo for this article on the front page :-)

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=160357

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