As we climbed up towards Brown Cove Crags it started to look a lot more like the conditions we had hoped for and when we got to the Base of the crags we weren't disappointed.
The snow wasn't very deep, but in the gullies it was firm and very enjoyable, the crags looked to have enough and there were several groups dotted about on various routes.
Surreal lighting conditions on the summit made for a very special day.
|Good mixed conditions in Central Gully and Broad Gully, Brown Cove Crags|
|Exiting Broad Gully|
|Mixed climbing in Right Parallel Gully|
|Ice sculptures (shame its not 40 feet bigger!)|
|Swirrel Edge with the cornices above Brown Cove|
|Surreal lighting and cloud over Catsty Cam|
|North from Helvellyn towards Blencathra over the Dodds|