Sunday, 22 March 2015

21st March ...Scafell Pike and Great End

A superb day to be on the fells today, patches of snow in the sheltered spots but no more winter conditions. None of the gullies on Great End are complete so it looks like winter climbing is now restricted to the Helvellyn range with just a few of the easy gullies having enough neve for some climbing.  If the daytime temperature doesn't get too high and it freezes every night we may be lucky and get another couple of weeks out of the season....fingers crossed

 Central Gully and South East Gully 
Great End 
Great Gable and Lingmel
Great Gable
Esk Pike and Bowfell
Top of Central Gully
Top of Central Gully

Top of Central Gully

15th March ........Nethermost Gully

a poor forecast which proved to be right, unfortunately meant that the there weren't any great views from the summit of Helvellyn, but the winter conditions are hanging in there and superb neve all the way to the top of Nethermost Gully made for a lovely ascent.

March 31st 2103
Nethermost Gully

Striding Edge

The descent from Swirrel Edge

Red Tarn