Friday, 15 January 2016

Blencathra 14-01-2016

Finally we've got some snow to this winter, but so far its all powder which makes the walking and climbing difficult through any wind blown drifts.
The gullies will be filling up nicely but haven't any neve in them yet so aren't ready for climbing, unless you want to go for a swim!  Noo frozen turf yet either so a little patience and a little thaw and freeze is needed for the time being.

Looking south over the Dodds

The path to Scales Tarn and Sharp Edge

Deep powder on the path to Scales Tarn

Towards the summit of Blencathra

Towards the summit of Blencathra and Sharp Edge

Wind blown powder forming cornices

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