Friday, 23 January 2009

Weekend Conditions

The buttresses stripped out on Wednesday night and it was quite warm on Thursday. Lots of snow stayed through the thaw and overnight on Thursday it snowed again this time down to Valley level. What snow had stuck to steeper ground stripped off in the sun during the day today and there has been very little wind.

The snow is quite wet and may start to freeze down overnight tonight, underneath the snow the turf is not frozen. You need to find routes that don't rely on turf and have snow stuck to them or try your luck with a gully. I would head as high as possible and go to Gable Crag. If you park at Seathwaite and walk up Gillercombe you can always go across to Great End if Gable doesn't give you any sport and see if the gullies have consolidated.

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