Sunday, 20 December 2009

FWA Samaritan Corner Gimmer

After snowfall on frozen ground last night. We headed to Gimmer today. It is always quite rare to find conditions at Gimmer. Looking for a short day in order to get back for a bit of sledging this afternoon we opted for Samaritan corner. Just left of Asterisk this turfy summer MVS corner line gave a good sustained climb.

Bowfell Buttress looked to be in good condition as did Pavey Ark. It is snowing in Ambleside this evening. One of the problems in the next few days will be getting about, the passes will be a bit tricky. Most mountain crags will be worth a look at for mixed buttress routes, and quite a lot of ice is forming to low levels. We will have to see how conditions develop. With sunshine and cold forecast for later in the week some of the snow in the gullies may consolidate, buttresses might strip a bit in the sun and more ice should form.

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