/ winter bivvy in the lakes

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windjammer - on 23 Feb 2014
i like spending nights out on the fels of the lake district but after a bad experience of trying to put the tent up in strong winds and snapping a pole i thought id have a go at digging a snow trench and creating a roof with some kind of tarp and my walking poles.were are the best areas of deep snow to build a shelter,ive done some basic shelter construction near helvelyn,i fancy a spot near scafel.
imkevinmc - on 23 Feb 2014
In reply to windjammer:

Well certainly not this winter in the lakes
a lakeland climber on 23 Feb 2014
In reply to windjammer:

Calf Cove on the south side of Great End gets quite a big snow build up. This is the small cove that the path goes through on the way from Esk Hause to Scafell Pike. Ultimately it all depends on snow deposition which in turn depends on wind direction so things can vary from year to year. So long as you keep away from avalanche slopes and chutes you should be OK.

In general, you need to be looking for a small outcrop or short steep slope that is in the lee of the prevailing wind so that you get a short deep bank of snow.
Dave Perry - on 23 Feb 2014
In reply to windjammer:

Go the whole hog and find a snow back so you can build a snow cave.

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