Monthly Archives: January 2010

>Winter in the Lakes continues….

> Just got back from a second day of winter climbing here in the Lakes. Two awesome days of blue skies, low temperatures and firm snow. Window Gully (Upper Icefall Finish) III & SE Gully (III) An early start (06.50am) … Continue reading

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>A wintry weekend beckons

>Another wintry weekend outlook beckons and its looking like i’ll be staying close to home for the climbing action. It would appear a few people have been out this week – Dollywagon Pike, Great End and Brown Cove Crag seeming … Continue reading

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>Back from Scotland

> Yesterday we had to back off No.6 gully on Aonach Dubh after a meteoric rise in temperatures meant that the snow-ice was rapidly turning to slush and unclimbable; a slightly disappointing end to what has been an enjoyable week … Continue reading

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>North-South

>On Saturday we completed a rare North-South traverse of the Helvellyn massif on ski. The alarm sounded at 5:30am. It was dark, very dark and cold. This seemed like such a good idea last night, now it just felt very … Continue reading

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>Cautley Spout

> Following another cold night in Cumbria (-15c in Shap) and sub-zero daytime temperatures, we decided to head over to the Howgills to scope out Cautley Spout. We had some information that the top two pitches had formed earlier in … Continue reading

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>At home in the Lakes

>Sometimes the shortest and simplest of walks can be truly beautiful. This corner of Cumbria has now been under snowcover for the past two weeks. So rather than keep having to tell people what its like, heres a few pictures … Continue reading

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>Mixed conditions in the Ecrins

>I returned to a snowy Cumbria after a long 21 hour drive from the French Alps after a mixed couple of weeks in the Ecrins. We arrived the week before Christmas. The mercury was dipping to -18c overnight and the … Continue reading

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