/ Lakes gully conditions

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david oakley - on 16 Jan 2013
Does Anybody know if any off the gully's are getting in condition again? Thinking of heading up the lakes this weekend
thegoatstroker - on 16 Jan 2013
Great end gullys not complete. Some old snow and abit of new but nit much (wrong aspect). New snow srill powdeey or windslab with weak layer. Custs might be ok but be prepared for a mixed step in mid section. Possible slab accumalation at top toi. Far from ideal really,best wait fir a thaw/freeze imho
Baron Weasel - on 16 Jan 2013
In reply to david oakley: Avalanche waiting to happen at a guess. Some info here

http://www.lakedistrictweatherline.co.uk/
climber666 on 16 Jan 2013
In reply to Baron Weasel:
> (In reply to david oakley) Avalanche waiting to happen at a guess.

Incorrect. There is very little snow. A team did Central Gully at the weekend. No problem with conditions.

Baron Weasel - on 16 Jan 2013
In reply to climber666: It is Wednesday now!

The first snow flakes fell in Staveley at 1pm Sunday and continued until lunchtime Monday. Kendal MRT rescued two walkers lost in a whiteout up Kentmere Sunday evening.

See the picture on the weatherline link I posted1

BW
droberts - on 16 Jan 2013
In reply to david oakley: two very contrasting reports the only way to find out is to go and have a look for your self of course
Simon Caldwell - on 16 Jan 2013
In reply to david oakley:
There's currently a load of snow forecast for Friday and Friday night, on southerly gales, so I'd expect that at the weekend the gullies will be mainly full of deep powder.
http://mwis.org.uk/ld.php?fdate=130118
Gael Force - on 16 Jan 2013
In reply to david oakley: There is much more snow in the southern fells, hence the different conditions reports.
andy wa - on 16 Jan 2013
Anyone been out today? Thinking of finding an easy route tomorrow, wondering where to go, any suggestions?
Andy
climber666 on 16 Jan 2013
In reply to droberts:
> (In reply to david oakley) two very contrasting reports the only way to find out is to go and have a look for your self of course

Correct - go look is exactly what matters - relatively little snow High Street - Helvellyn - Blencathra - Central fells.
mamboochris - on 16 Jan 2013
In reply to david oakley:
I did Central Gully on Brown Cove Crags, Helvellyn today. Lots of powdery, loose snow, not really in good condition. Snow line quite low down on Helvellyn range. Looks like a lot more snow to come on Friday? Get your skis on!
Gav Parker - on 16 Jan 2013
In reply to david oakley:
I was out around the Coniston fells today...lots of loose powder snow but no ice at any levels....I had a look down the gullies on Dow crag and they were full of windslab....we need some more snow and freeze thaw cycles to make things good. Hope this helps....
happy_c - on 16 Jan 2013
In reply to david oakley: we went up to great end and its all soft soft powder, we opted for a walk instead, although a pair had done window gully and found the same, crap snow and wet ice!
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dougyt26 - on 16 Jan 2013
I was hoping to get out on the weekend up a grade 2 gully but looks like we are not going to get a thaw before Saturday.

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