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Topic - UKC Winter conditions report Lake District 21st Feb

paddy cave - on 21 Feb 2014
For conditions before the 21st Feb see -
http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?n=578545

Please add new conditions info here...


After a few days of the freeze-line being above the summits there was a temporary dip last night to below 700m. The wet snow had hardened up reasonably well in places but did vary a bit at Brown Cove Crags today, the turf was not frozen except for in some of the most exposed places at the crag top. Very windy today but warmed throughout the day with overnight ice starting to melt by mid morning. Gully’s still have plenty of snow in and there is some good cover high up, though a lot less than last week now.

Looking warmer tomorrow again so only a temporary return to full winter up high, Snow Forecast reckons 1750m for the freeze-line potentially tomorrow night with some rain so likely to soften everything again and cornices will be worth staying clear of. Turf will need a full freeze again and the rock is fairly black on the crags now.

Snow Forecast - http://forecast.com/resortwww.snow-s/Raise/6day/mid

Still loads of good cover though for a winter walk or for skiing with some tactical route choice! Raise no doubt will still have plenty of cover.

some photos from today on here - http://www.mountaincircles.com/brown-cove-crags-helvellyn/

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