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/ Halls Fell Ridge risky for an attempt on Sat?

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ndp - on 18 Jan 2018

I'm trying to figure out what the avalanche risk would be like on Saturday while trying to climb the ridge?

I'm not experienced with reading avalanche conditions but it looks like it may not be much of a problem on here?

What sort of things do I need to look out for?

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Fergal - on 18 Jan 2018
In reply to ndp:

Should be fine and dandy unless it has transformed into a ridge of Alaskan proportions, which is pretty unlikely, lets not get hysterical now, you will probably find the wind has probably given it a good scouring  following  the crest, just be sensible and avoid gullies, be wary of pockets of windslab on lee slopes.

mysterion on 18 Jan 2018
In reply to ndp:

Like he said^ follow the ridgeline all the way up while avoiding walking on any cornices that might appear on the leeward side. The most avalanche-prone spot would probably be on the more grassy, convex lower slopes and in the valleys separating the ridges

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