The forecast rise in temperature this afternoon was a bit later than it was supposed to be. Seeing that the snow on Bowfell Buttress had survived the morning sun and guessing that it would be freezing down again once the sun was off it, I headed up for a look this afternoon. The turf was well frozen and it was covered in consolidated snow. The top of the crag was lighly hoared as was the top wall of North Buttress. It has warmed up a bit now but hopefully some of the turf will stay frozen until it cools down again on Thursday. Photos show Martin Bagness on Bowfell Buttress. We climbed straight up the wall above the grooves on the Second pitch to link up with the top groove. This gave a much more natural winter line than the summer route at about the same grade.