We’ve had some great climbing in the Lakes this winter, and I’ve been out taking advantage of the “alpine conditions” here each week since returning from Scotland in early February. As you can see from the photos it has been truly alpine at times, with bullet hard neve in the gullies and shady coves and clear blue skies above. Approaches were easy in the spring like conditions, but there’s been some good ice and well frozen turf on the crags. As well as all the climbing I had a day skiing in Ruthwaite Cove recently too, and if you take a look at www.lakedistrictweatherline.co.uk you’ll see the winter’s not quite over yet!
I’m heading out to the Alps for some ski touring at the weekend, I hope to see you in the fells late April when I’m back!