UKC

863m. Excellent alpine style expedition to the summit. Often in condition.

Ticklists: Britain's winter ridges.


ClimberDateStyle
Rachael88 30/Mar Solo
with BStar
BStar 30/Mar Solo O/S
LouiseMcMahon 30/Mar Solo O/S
with Jed Lath
Mark Traynor 17/Mar Solo
JEdmunds 11/Mar Solo O/S
Mike Roach 09/Mar Solo O/S

Full winter conditions. Soft snow from about 500m upwards. Good weather. Freezing level 600m.

pnordberg 03/Mar -
lcourtois 03/Mar Solo
Hidden 03/Mar Solo
el diablo 24/Feb Solo

In descent

davelongbottom 19/Feb -
Hidden 17/Feb -
richard s 17/Feb Lead
with Kevin McEvoy, Helen Grant, Glenn Grant, Kay Smith
anaesthetic 17/Feb -
with Yvonne
sjbrook 11/Feb Solo rpt

Annual trip round the edges 2018. Windy but not as bad as 2016!

with Stone Wall Tom, Dave Richards, PMC
JonoDHawkins 10/Feb Solo
with faye, rosso
rosso 10/Feb Solo
Robert Whitby 10/Feb Solo O/S
with Ben Walters
Benn k 10/Feb Solo O/S

60mph wind and 3ft cornices at the top great day out !

faye 10/Feb Solo
with rosso
johnjb 04/Feb Solo rpt

SOC outing with Phil

Hidden 04/Feb -
ssutton 04/Feb -
with martin one, Russell, Adam
Ben Costello 04/Feb Solo O/S
jamie_bkc 04/Feb -

Descended after ascending Swirrel, a bit breezy but a stunning day and a fab intro to winter. Over.

martin one 04/Feb Solo rpt
with ssutton, HMA
daviesp2 02/Feb -
freemanTom 02/Feb -
oldhippy 27/Jan Solo O/S
with zzee83
badgerjockey 20/Jan Solo

Clouds lifted to provide a still, sunny day for a great traverse of striding and swirral edges with huge views and dozens of other people out enjoying it all. Striding was surprisingly straightforward, just the one tricky step. Great to get the gear back on and be surrounded by deep snow and dramatic hills in every direction. How the mouse right on the top of Helvellyn got there I have no idea. Probably raven food by now though surely...

with Dan M
Redneck 20/Jan Solo

A winter route with the dog... Sole, our Golden Retriever.

tmwltn 20/Jan Solo
petecallaghan 20/Jan -
jh1990 20/Jan Solo O/S
Chris Reid 17/Jan Solo
MarcyBoy87 13/Jan Solo
Hidden 10/Jan Solo
mark50 08/Jan Solo
with Paul
Hidden 07/Jan Lead
JendeHoxar 07/Jan Solo
with Flavio
stratandrew 07/Jan Solo rpt

In descent after an ascent via a gully on Jogebar crag, SE face of Nethermost Crag.

with Jim Symon
Flavio 07/Jan Solo O/S
Coc-ker 07/Jan Solo

JT. Perfect blue sky day. Pushed right and avoided the churned up path to the summit and climbed virgin snow to the top.

MusicalMountaineer 07/Jan Solo
Gav Parker 07/Jan -
Jamg 07/Jan Solo
gilandcoop 05/Jan Solo O/S

Used for descent off Helvellyn. In pretty good condition and a relatively simple route.

Hodkin1362 02/Jan Solo
Edd Aspbury 01/Jan -

First winter climb. Nothing too challenging but thoroughly enjoyable. Brilliant

Hidden 01/Jan Solo O/S
Sean Kelly ?/Jan -
crowberry gully 30/Dec/17 Solo

in descent, lots of snow

Calum3610 28/Dec/17 Solo
Sophie Nunn 28/Dec/17 -
with Emma
Hidden 27/Dec/17 Solo
CameronH 20/Dec/17 Solo
craigholloway 20/Dec/17 Solo
with Carrie Holloway, Cath Holloway, CameronH
meanderthal 19/Dec/17 -
Coc-ker 18/Dec/17 Solo

With JT. Clear sky day. Lots of thawing ice on the ridge and consolidated snow on the exit. Crampons went on about halfway along.

leaht1 18/Dec/17 Solo O/S
with Nicky
HannahC 16/Dec/17 Solo O/S
dinodinosaur 16/Dec/17 Solo
with HannahC
Anti-faff 12/Dec/17 -

1 axe, no crampons. Frozen cheese sandwiches at the top.

with Mike Conlon
tomdawson4 11/Dec/17 Solo

Just an axe on most of it. Crampons at end to reach Helvellyn summit.

Hidden 09/Dec/17 Solo
Ratfeeder 25/Nov/17 Solo rpt
with Karl
DSM 25/Mar/17 -
Hidden 05/Mar/17 -
Stan74 05/Mar/17 -
BarneyLoosemore 04/Mar/17 Solo

in descent

Mairi.Olivier 04/Mar/17 -
Rory Southworth 04/Mar/17 -
jonathan_doyle 14/Feb/17 Solo
Keelan Tootell 14/Feb/17 Solo O/S
O'Donopoo 13/Feb/17 -

After failing to find pinnacle Ridge, we took the path by Dollywaggon and descended via Striding Edge. With the whole ridge to ourselves, basked in alpenglow with clear skies and views for miles, our failure to find Pinnacle Ridge didn't seem all that important.

John Holden 11/Feb/17 Solo
with Ray cassidy
johnjb 04/Feb/17 Solo

Slippery coating of new snow.

Jamg 29/Jan/17 Solo
DH 14/Jan/17 Solo
sjbrook 14/Jan/17 Solo

Annual trip round the edges - Is it winter accent if no crampons on? Was snowy and had axe in hand.

with PMC
Dave Richards 14/Jan/17 Solo
with PMC
tagscuderia ??/2017 Solo O/S
Tommy_shaw 26/Nov/16 Solo O/S
HelenB 26/Nov/16 Solo

A beautiful day in the snow before the Alpine Club annual dinner

with Alpine Club
gingerbex 26/Nov/16 Solo
Hidden 23/Nov/16 Solo O/S
JonnyDry 21/Nov/16 Solo

Blowing a hoolie, map decided it wanted to be a sail and is now somewhere over southern Lancaster. Ended up reversing due to 10m visibility which without a map would have caused problems.

with dandry
Hidden 21/Nov/16 Solo
ElliottB 20/Nov/16 Solo

Deep snow in places, crampons to be safe.

royle883 20/Nov/16 Solo O/S

Snow still a bit soft but crampons were helpful on a few steps,

dwc 20/Nov/16 Solo

Lots of soft snow, no ice

Jim blackford 19/Nov/16 Solo O/S

mostly deep snow with no proper equipment.

Hidden 19/Nov/16 Solo
peachos 19/Nov/16 Solo
Irelando 19/Nov/16 Solo
with JT
IanHope 18/Nov/16 -
Stamford Raffles 05/Nov/16 -

First trip out this winter

with Downie
Hidden 02/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/16 -
Hidden 31/Mar/16 Solo O/S
chris cockbain 27/Mar/16 Solo

Not in full winter conditions but significant Consolidated snow and ice particularly on upper section. Very windy with horizontal hail adding to the fun

Hidden 27/Mar/16 Solo
Hidden 12/Mar/16 Solo
dan_o_b 12/Mar/16 -
John Nuttall 07/Mar/16 Solo
with Sharon
GregJones17 06/Mar/16 Solo

Fantastic Day - Route in great condition, Sun shining start to Finish

with Ed Lewis, CGDStewart, Sam Hunt
Rotorslap 06/Mar/16 Solo O/S

Winter/Alpine ascent. Conditions fantastic with clear sky above and beating sun. An hour earlier may have improved conditions for the ice. Doing the route in reverse (Swirral first) would have been better, due to better ground conditions

BarbsMurray 06/Mar/16 Solo
Hidden 06/Mar/16 Solo
Sam Hunt 06/Mar/16 Solo O/S
John Eley 06/Mar/16 Solo

Lots of snow & blue sky

my 06/Mar/16 Solo
pauldrew 06/Mar/16 Solo
elewis96 06/Mar/16 -
Tommy Westside 06/Mar/16 Solo
with Josh Parker, Jake Hampshire
Hidden 05/Mar/16 Solo O/S
froglette 05/Mar/16 Solo
with JulianB
Sam W 05/Mar/16 Solo

In descent after climbing at Cock Cove

with ebdon
Davidwi 05/Mar/16 Solo O/S
mrphilipoldham 03/Mar/16 Solo rpt
with tanssop
tanssop 03/Mar/16 Solo
with Philip Oldham
nathan.h90 03/Mar/16 Solo O/S
UKscrambler ?/Mar/16 Solo
jim182 ?/Mar/16 Solo O/S
with Rachel
joetoad667 ?/Mar/16 Solo
with Joe.Elliott1, Bains
Joe.Elliott1 ?/Mar/16 Solo
Hidden 28/Feb/16 Lead rpt
DSM 28/Feb/16 Solo
RuthW 28/Feb/16 Solo
Joe.Elliott1 28/Feb/16 -
crowberry gully 28/Feb/16 Solo
with Ross McGibbon
Wendy Watthews 27/Feb/16 Solo O/S
Johnsulli 27/Feb/16 Solo
thetradlad 27/Feb/16 Solo O/S
simonvm 27/Feb/16 -

with hannah excellent snow and day

kingjam 27/Feb/16 -
with Craig Higgins, Matt Naylor
Pete Pozman 26/Feb/16 Solo rpt
Gav Parker 26/Feb/16 -
Ghastlyrabbitfat 25/Feb/16 Solo

Ascent and descent in fine conditions

wildbill 23/Feb/16 Solo rpt

After work mission in the dark. No wind. Full moon. Mostly clear sky.

Gav Parker 23/Feb/16 -
aki9205 19/Feb/16 Solo O/S
crowberry gully 18/Feb/16 Solo

well banked with snow, little rock showing

Hidden 15/Feb/16 Solo O/S
Rory Southworth 15/Feb/16 Solo
with Scott Marc Berry
Hidden 15/Feb/16 Solo
cas smerdon 14/Feb/16 Solo

Well banked out

ssnow157 14/Feb/16 -

Great loop along with swirral edge, lovely conditions

Jack Whiteley 14/Feb/16 -

Descent

mattnuttall 14/Feb/16 -

First winter experience for Hannah.

with Hannah
Hidden 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S
MattersBats 13/Feb/16 Solo
darrenpp 13/Feb/16 Solo
with Nomes
Nomes 13/Feb/16 -
RhinoUK 13/Feb/16 Solo
mnorm 13/Feb/16 Solo
cindylmy 06/Feb/16 Solo

First ever winter climbing shenanigan, almost quite scary- didn't think we would make it back alive as we saw several people turning back. Wind on the summit was brutal! Super type 2 fun, lived to tell the tale!

cindylmy 06/Feb/16 Solo
JoeFoster59 06/Feb/16 Solo O/S

Forgot about this snowy galey very wintery not much climbing but a reet good experience.

TomatoPro 06/Feb/16 Solo
Paul Sedgwick ?/Feb/16 -
alexcummings95 23/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/16 Solo
sjbrook 17/Jan/16 Solo rpt

Third winter accent of the edge but felt very different this time with lots of powder and very song wind, much wilder and more serious than first two outings.

with PMC
Hidden 17/Jan/16 Solo rpt
Keith Lambley 17/Jan/16 Solo
Hidden 17/Jan/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Jan/16 -
Hidden 16/Jan/16 Solo
alisonlea75 16/Jan/16 Solo
Hoyes 16/Jan/16 Solo rpt

Also with Tom. After climbing Stepped Ridge and descending Swirral Edge.

with Alex S
Maria (Spanny) Xusa 16/Jan/16 Solo

With the kmc

IanHope 16/Jan/16 Solo rpt
with Simnel, John Haxton
Robbie Blease 16/Jan/16 -
MazElden 16/Jan/16 -
JohnHartley 16/Jan/16 -
Quaidy Quaid 16/Jan/16 Solo
lordyosch 15/Jan/16 Solo

Night climb. Clear, starry sky one third moon.

rohai545 15/Jan/16 -
with ht543, Ian Copestake, Chris Cope
stev1e.wilso 15/Jan/16 Solo

Night ascent.

ht543 15/Jan/16 -
with Ian Copestake, Chris Cope, rohai545
dwc 09/Jan/16 Solo

Soft snow, not much ice. Put crampons on for down climb into notch.

John Haxon ?/Jan/16 -
Lee0901 ??/2016 -
Shane Nowakowski ??/2016 -
D.botts87 ??/2016 -
jonathanjacobs 01/Apr/15 Solo

Ascent - descended via Swirral Edge. Clear blue skies, ideal conditions

beeney 15/Mar/15 Solo
Hidden 14/Mar/15 Solo
DSM 07/Mar/15 Solo
gazj1986 07/Mar/15 Solo
Kassius 20/Feb/15 Solo O/S
Julianasb 17/Feb/15 -
edhawk21 17/Feb/15 -
Hidden 14/Feb/15 Solo
madguernseyboy 07/Feb/15 -
with Russell, martin one, Wildstyle
Wildstyle 07/Feb/15 -
martin one 07/Feb/15 -
Stefan Trebicki 07/Feb/15 -
with Simon Douglas
mattsmithuk 07/Feb/15 Solo

Descent

RhinoUK 06/Feb/15 Solo

First winter descent on my own

Hidden 02/Feb/15 -
macca69 02/Feb/15 -
Matt250 01/Feb/15 -
Chris Manasseh 01/Feb/15 -
with Joe Roberts
Hidden 01/Feb/15 Solo
Jenny Hall 31/Jan/15 Solo O/S

Great as a descent windy.

with Louis
Stefan Trebicki 24/Jan/15 -

Sunny until ridge. Snow line 300-400m. 25mph wind, -12°C windchill ridge and summit. Traverse decent from Swirral Edge. Took a closer look at the gullys for attempt next time.

Tom.Priestley 22/Jan/15 Solo O/S

From Hellvelyn, Good Condition.

Hidden 21/Jan/15 Solo
Juliankitesurfer 13/Jan/15 Solo
george sewell 04/Jan/15 Solo

some snow and ice , more ice near the top, compacted snow to top of helvellyin. mixed. crampons usefull after halfway point boots before that. misty and windy

nutme 04/Jan/15 Solo

Very little snow. Few small patches of ice. Far from proper winter condition. Crampons are doubtable. Axe is useless at the moment. Didn't even changed to boots.

philgillespie 03/Jan/15 Solo
Lmt ?/Jan/15 -
with eduardo
eduardo ?/Jan/15 -
with Lmt
Lee0901 ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Dave Wearing 30/Dec/14 -
with Gavin Parker
Gav Parker 30/Dec/14 -
wadawads 29/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Dec/14 Solo rpt
barney@helmshore 28/Dec/14 Solo

Great weather. Snow soft, crampons worn but not really needed.

with James W
Hidden 28/Dec/14 Solo
amccann 28/Dec/14 Solo
Hidden 28/Dec/14 Solo
Darbo 28/Dec/14 -
Whitters 21/Dec/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 15/Dec/14 Solo O/S
freemanTom 13/Dec/14 -

Snow soft but plenty of it. Managed without crampons but would reduced slippage on rocks.

jimbobted ?/Dec/14 Solo

Blue skies and plenty of snow. Glad of crampons and axe.

mike25350 29/Mar/14 -
y2keable 29/Mar/14 -
Adamski1986 23/Mar/14 Solo
Fentonio 23/Mar/14 Solo O/S
with Ben Brady
Hidden 04/Mar/14 Solo
tom_holdsworth 03/Mar/14 Solo
with David Holdsworth
dale.reynolds 02/Mar/14 Solo
with Steve T, Tom P
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Solo
Gav Parker 01/Mar/14 -
Madden 01/Mar/14 Solo
dakidunn 01/Mar/14 Solo
with Madden
splat2million 01/Mar/14 Solo
Matt Amos 01/Mar/14 Solo
Steve Bartle ?/Mar/14 Solo
Gav Parker 19/Feb/14 -
leeds_belle 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/14 Solo
Tony Ryland 16/Feb/14 Solo
Andrew Lodge 16/Feb/14 Solo

Superb day out, not what we planned but still great

with Tony, steveshaking
masmith 16/Feb/14 -
dan100589 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S
simonvm 16/Feb/14 -
IanHope 15/Feb/14 Solo
Radioactiveman 10/Feb/14 Solo O/S
DSM 09/Feb/14 Solo

Fell shoes + 2 axes.

adamwesthead 07/Feb/14 Solo rpt

In descent

with Noddy
IainMay 06/Feb/14 Solo O/S
with Alastair Penny, brian goodman
Hidden 02/Feb/14 -
Charlotte Nelson ?/Feb/14 -
OllieF 29/Jan/14 -
Wesley Orvis 26/Jan/14 -
Mr Fuller 19/Jan/14 Solo

In descent. Line of greatest resistance!

Mountain Llama 14/Jan/14 Solo
OllieF 11/Jan/14 -
with Benw320
dakidunn 11/Jan/14 -
Joe_1102 09/Jan/14 Solo
thedatastream 04/Jan/14 -
Tim Harper 04/Jan/14 Solo
with NTU
Montane Moore 04/Jan/14 Solo O/S
vix 04/Jan/14 Solo

Firs grade I :-)

Richie Torrance 04/Jan/14 Solo

1st winter outing of the year

ed2204 02/Jan/14 -
Dr Avinash Aujayeb ?/Jan/14 Solo O/S
OllyT ?/Jan/14 Solo
Dravies ??/2014 -
Treebeard 30/Dec/13 -
edhawk21 30/Dec/13 -

High winds made it tricky crossing the edge and low visability for a time. ice axe and crampons definately needed for swirrel edge

Wesley Orvis 29/Dec/13 Solo
Andy Syme 28/Dec/13 Solo

Clear of snow but loads of verglass

with Pete Elliott
alias dave 28/Dec/13 Solo rpt

In reverse as descent.

alias dave 28/Dec/13 Solo O/S
crowberry gully 25/Nov/13 Solo
Mungo Shuntobox 07/Apr/13 Solo O/S
with Lovely Louise
Bullybones 07/Apr/13 -
IanHope 06/Apr/13 Solo
dakidunn 06/Apr/13 Solo
with IanHope
victim of mathematics 03/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/13 Solo
JulianD 01/Apr/13 Solo
with Nick
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Solo
andy gittins 31/Mar/13 Solo

Alpine like traverse of Striding / Swirral - superb morning back for lunch

Hidden 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/13 -
Joby 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S

good winter conditions, down Swirrel and up striding.

mmmhumous 30/Mar/13 -
Hidden 28/Mar/13 Solo
Dark Peak Paul 27/Mar/13 Solo

Descent in full winter mantel

Hidden 16/Mar/13 -
Hidden 21/Feb/13 Solo
Jake463 19/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Not full winter conditions but enough ice and consolidated snow to make crampons essential. More of a glorious airy walk than a scramble though.

Dan Lane 17/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Hugh Wheeler
Hidden 16/Feb/13 Solo
GeorgeR 16/Feb/13 Solo

Snow on ridge

with Avon Scouts
Poco Loco 16/Feb/13 -
trish1968 16/Feb/13 Solo

Up swirral edge down striding edge. Only needed crampons for the first half.

BenRyle 14/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Faz, CharlotteMilner
CharlotteMilner 14/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with BenRyle
alias dave 10/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 10/Feb/13 Solo
Tony Hy 09/Feb/13 -
with Ian
Paul Hy 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Rogue67 09/Feb/13 Solo

Mixed conditions snow on ice, poor visibility but no wind which is always a bonus on the ridge. A great day out.

kirsty52 09/Feb/13 -

just aimed to get up to the edge after my operation so as not to over do it. Went all the way and then up Helvellyn and took the long route down as Swirrel Edge was overload. Walked back in dark with 1 torch between 2 of us..... a grand day out.

with Steve
kirsty52 09/Feb/13 -
sheelba 02/Feb/13 -
sjbrook 02/Feb/13 Solo rpt

Lucy's first winter route, got as much snow slope as possible on head wall.

with Lucy
smithjmw46 26/Jan/13 Solo
Cwallace 26/Jan/13 -
Hidden 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/13 Solo
monsteratt 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S
with Tom Sharpe, Dan Fairbank, Nick Whimster, Will Kilner
nickwhimster 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/13 -
Hidden 20/Jan/13 -
KevB 17/Jan/13 Solo

In descent

Hidden 16/Jan/13 Solo
petegunn 16/Jan/13 Solo
TCarrick 16/Jan/13 Solo
with HVSmith
Hidden 15/Jan/13 Solo
ameliaunderwood ??/2013 -
with Bob T
cymjt ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Solo
Ady Gray ??/2013 -
Dr Avinash Aujayeb ??/2013 -
gfpowell ??/2013 -
gnospellius ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Stefan Trebicki 21/Dec/12 -
with Liam Brady, Matthew Cunningham
Stefan Trebicki 15/Dec/12 -
jimartin 15/Dec/12 -
Hidden 13/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 13/Dec/12 Solo
Vaughany89 11/Dec/12 Solo
with Francis Charlesworth
Hidden 11/Dec/12 -
Hidden 11/Dec/12 Solo O/S
stevejones1981 08/Dec/12 -

Winds were very strong across Striding Edge, did the exit without cramps, just. Clagged in 10 ft visability and down Swirrel the same.

dasc 05/Dec/12 Solo
Danny Crump 05/Dec/12 Solo
with LiL Saz
CharlieMack 03/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Gav Parker 02/Dec/12 -
Hidden 02/Dec/12 Solo
trivett 01/Dec/12 -

Lovely weather!

with Pete Smith, Maddie Sweetman, Matt Squire, Steve ward
Goose4 01/Dec/12 -
with Alex Pokhilko
jules1990 01/Dec/12 Solo β

Up

with Homer
KevinJ ?/Dec/12 Solo
with Nige H
Mackinclimb 07/Nov/12 Solo
Ian Hinkins 05/Nov/12 -
with Hal
IanHope 04/Nov/12 -
dakidunn 04/Nov/12 Solo
with IanHope
JP78 ?/Nov/12 -
jimartin 21/Feb/12 -

little snow but cornice significant

Hidden 19/Feb/12 -
dellboy 18/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Stefan Trebicki 18/Feb/12 -
with Liam Brady
Hidden 18/Feb/12 -
droberts 16/Feb/12 Solo
Hidden 15/Feb/12 -
buxtoncoffeelover 13/Feb/12 Solo
freemanTom 12/Feb/12 -
dwc 11/Feb/12 -

coming down. step over cornice at top

steve_hoey 11/Feb/12 -
with Jon Mitchell, Matt Murphy
Wesley Orvis 10/Feb/12 Solo

slushy, wet snow

innesmac 08/Feb/12 -
dakidunn 06/Feb/12 Solo
Katherine Ross 05/Feb/12 Solo

A great ridge! Dramatic scenery and a bit of scrambling, but not scary. Awesome windslab at the end up to the summit.

with Al Docherty, HarryB
Hidden 05/Feb/12 Solo O/S
samoliver01 05/Feb/12 -
HarryB 05/Feb/12 Solo
Hidden 04/Feb/12 -
steveq 04/Feb/12 -
Hidden 02/Feb/12 Solo O/S
crowberry gully 02/Feb/12 Solo

excellent icy path along and excellent views

biggianthead 02/Feb/12 -
with G
Gav Parker 01/Feb/12 Solo
JackM92 ?/Feb/12 Solo

Technically simple but outstanding views over Red Tarn cove. The hardest part was cutting through the summit cornice!

jon59 31/Jan/12 Solo
Ratfeeder 30/Jan/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 29/Jan/12 Solo
Frank Atherton 29/Jan/12 Lead

Downclimb from summit into windslab required care

with John Lucy
richard s 29/Jan/12 Lead
with Chris Eccles, Paul Eccles, Gill Eccles, Kay Smith
Tim Rodgers 28/Jan/12 Solo

Descent

with Rodmoly
Tom Vivian 28/Jan/12 -

Outstanding day, clear skys and no wind. Fresh snow underfoot and no ice, so not slippery. Our decent was via Swirral Edge.

with George Vivian
Ragingpossum 28/Jan/12 Solo
R_W_M 28/Jan/12 Solo
Dave Richards 28/Jan/12 Solo O/S
with PMC
sjbrook 28/Jan/12 Solo O/S
with Dave Richards, PMC
Hidden 27/Jan/12 Solo rpt
petegunn 27/Jan/12 Solo

Had to cut down through the cornice to descend to the ridge. Wind slabby

jshields 15/Jan/12 Solo

Hard frost and light ice, deep snow on final section. Up to the summit, down Swirral and onto Catseye Cam. Great outing.

TonyF 15/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden 14/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden 14/Jan/12 Solo
tobyk 06/Jan/12 -

Brilliant neve snow up to the summit plateau, no wind, well frozen, and very few people about.

with Emma Akam
alooker ?/Jan/12 Solo O/S
georgemax ??/2012 -
kjb ??/2012 -
wildbill ??/2012 Solo rpt
Hidden 20/Dec/11 Solo
cas smerdon 20/Dec/11 Solo

Both directions

sam_owen41 20/Dec/11 -
Mark Dennison 18/Dec/11 Solo

classic winter day

with Dawn
Adamski1986 18/Dec/11 Solo
with Richard Gage
Hidden 18/Dec/11 Solo
HannahFrancis 18/Dec/11 Solo
with Tom Lawson, Alex Grievson
Theeni 16/Dec/11 Solo O/S
zebster 11/Dec/11 Solo O/S
with Rick, adamwesthead
petegunn 11/Dec/11 Solo

Only half way. Descended down from the summit to traverse into Nethermost Gully

Two Cams Tom 11/Dec/11 Solo

Only half way. Descended down from the summit to traverse into Nethermost Gully

Dave Richards 11/Dec/11 Solo O/S
adamwesthead 11/Dec/11 Solo O/S

Not very wintery

with Forshaw, zebster
Danny Crump 09/Dec/11 Solo
with LiL Saz
Hidden ?/Dec/11 -
Prez 20/Feb/11 -
Gerlach 20/Feb/11 -
stratandrew 18/Feb/11 Solo
jadias 16/Feb/11 Solo
Stephen Halliday 28/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with John Wilshaw, Tim Akast
jayme 11/Jan/11 -
Hidden 11/Jan/11 -
jfmchivall 11/Jan/11 -
Hidden 06/Jan/11 Solo
Sophie Nunn 03/Jan/11 -
Hidden 02/Jan/11 -
Ben lad ?/Jan/11 -
with rambo and justin
Hidden ??/2011 -
The Wriggler ??/2011 -
JamesM ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
The Mountain Goat ??/2011 -
Sean Kelly ??/2011 -
Peter Metcalfe ??/2011 -
Kamikaze Badger 30/Dec/10 Solo
jlury 29/Dec/10 Solo
David Wynne 29/Dec/10 Solo
with jlury
freemanTom 28/Dec/10 -

Considerably less wintery than Swirral, giving myself the winter tick as part of wintery day including good ice bouldering at Brown Cove Crags.

with Burncool
thomas 28/Dec/10 Solo

Striding edge in the biggest thaw for years! Dripping water, Ice disappearing fast! Must have been plus one on the summit, down Swirral edge (more snow on Swirral than striding) back to Patterdale 10K walk, views minimal Tom Shaw

with David Menzies
tom_holdsworth 21/Dec/10 Solo
with Tom Richards
Mwilkins16 20/Dec/10 Solo
with paul lane, stuart lane, jon harrison
Mark Dennison 19/Dec/10 Solo O/S

Ice was ok but covered in a layer of powder so hard to tell what was what

Hidden 19/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Gerlach 18/Dec/10 -
kirstyrichardson 09/Dec/10 Solo O/S

Covered in powder snow, very little ice, white out conditions with strong winds.

with Rob Ford
Hidden 08/Dec/10 Solo
Ratfeeder 07/Dec/10 Solo rpt

Deep powder, unconsolidated esp. along edges, very complete covering. Ledges & footholds banked out, tricky going.

hokkyokusei 05/Dec/10 -
with Bernadette
Hidden 04/Dec/10 Solo
Anthony Dixon 03/Dec/10 -
al jackson ?/Dec/10 Solo
Adamski1986 ?/Dec/10 Solo

Nice day, Quiet for a change, lots of punters in jeans lower down turning back, dog did it.

with JonnoP
melvin 29/Nov/10 Solo
with Ash Harris
Nigel Coe 28/Nov/10 Solo
Somerset swede basher 28/Nov/10 Solo O/S
with Jon Miles
Justin Tracey 28/Nov/10 Solo
pffft 27/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Nov/10 Solo
Hidden 27/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Nov/10 Solo O/S
JonnoP 15/Nov/10 Solo
mysterion 01/Nov/10 -

Excellent conditions all the way. Felt pretty sheer at the far left turning on final rise to the summit.

Hidden ?/Nov/10 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/10 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/10 Solo O/S
henning82 ?/Mar/10 Solo
Foxache 27/Feb/10 Solo β

Ended up rescuing a couple who'd gone up badly equipped and were stuck around 2/3 along.

Hidden 27/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden 20/Feb/10 -
Hidden 14/Feb/10 -
francois 14/Feb/10 -
LesserTrochanter 13/Feb/10 -

Done whilst wearing flexible summer boots & no crampons. Not for the faint of heart...

waiting for snow ?/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden 31/Jan/10 Solo O/S
petegunn 31/Jan/10 Solo
Dave McKechnie 23/Jan/10 -
Ratfeeder 04/Jan/10 Solo rpt
mightybobbins ?/Jan/10 -

Awesome

r_o_b_h2 ?/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Solo
Caralynh ??/2010 Solo
lithos ??/2010 -
Ratfeeder 29/Dec/09 Solo rpt

Deep snow, total snow cover on the edges. Breezy on Striding; gale force wind, dense mist, total whiteout on summit ridge. Compass bearing needed 1. from Gough's memorial to summit, 2. from trig point to top of Swirral Edge. Footing difficult to find. Visibility very poor, spindrift blowing fiercely...scary conditions.

Hidden 10/Dec/09 Solo O/S
PeteMc ?/Dec/09 Solo O/S
PanzerHanzler 17/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with Hamster
richardt ?/Feb/09 Solo
jdgaventa ?/Feb/09 Solo
Mayaculpa 24/Jan/09 Solo
MikeDowsett ?/Jan/09 Solo
with Kris Scheinkonig
Ratfeeder 06/Dec/08 Solo rpt

6.5 hrs inc. Catstycam

Hidden ?/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Ratfeeder 30/Nov/08 Solo rpt
AtRandom ?/Nov/08 Solo O/S
crispy 16/Apr/08 -
with Rach, Don
Hidden ?/Feb/08 -
finter22 19/Jan/08 Solo

Winter scramble with IBFC crew-wrist in plaster cast after snowboard fall!

Mike_Bottom 12/Jan/08 -

first winter ascent - without crampons! complete white out as picture shows! absolutely loved it!

with John Nunn
Hidden ??/2008 Solo O/S
Shaun Spavin 09/Feb/07 Solo

In winter, a great way up to the summit.

johnrich 27/Dec/05 -
DerwentDiluted ?/Jan/05 -
with Nicola Pettit
Ratfeeder 26/Dec/04 Solo rpt
rlrs ?/Dec/04 Solo
with JR
Ratfeeder 25/Jan/03 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Jan/03 Solo
Ander ?/Jan/03 Solo
with Ben.De
McDuck ?/Jan/03 Solo
with frodo
Stephen Shaw 21/Oct/02 Solo
industrialiceman 09/Feb/02 -
Hidden ?/Feb/00 Solo
crowberry gully 18/Jan/00 Solo
Ratfeeder 04/Dec/99 Solo rpt

down by Sticks Pass

Hidden 26/Mar/99 Solo
Ratfeeder 15/Feb/99 Solo rpt
samtho ?/Feb/99 Solo O/S
Ratfeeder 01/Mar/98 Solo rpt
with Kim C
Ratfeeder 01/Feb/98 Solo rpt
with Kim C
Ratfeeder 10/Jan/97 Solo rpt
Richard Alderton ??/1997 -
Ratfeeder 29/Nov/96 Solo rpt
Iain Thow 10/Dec/90 Solo
with Tony (BP), Liz Jolley, Neil Davis
crowberry gully 15/Feb/87 Solo
Pete Pozman ??/1987 -
mikej 10/Feb/85 Solo
with Mike Byles, Rick Naylor, Geoff Williams
Hidden ??/1974 -
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