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    Anyone on the high Lakeland fells over the weekend?

    Fabulous - Absolutely Fabulous

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    Yep, I managed a tour of Catstycam, Swirral Edge, Helvellyn, Whiteside, Raise and Sheffield Pike on Saturday. Definitely the best wintery conditions I've seen in the Lakes. I was a bit disappointed that I barely got to see anything all day despite MWIS forecasting 70% chance of cloud free summits though.











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    did my first winter walk up to helvellyn it did brighten up later on . never seen it so busy

    fabulous conditions

    few pic here http://www.flickr.com/photos/robd12/...7613540228546/

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    Nice pics

    I wasn't in the Lakes at the weekend, went to the Howgills instead which was OK and very quiet.

    I was however in the Lakes on Tuesday and it was fantastic - and the clouds even lifted

    Crinkle Crags: http://www.flickr.com/photos/giveitf...7613396160581/

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    Come on Simon don't be shy!

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    The area at the end of the Langdales was good with a clear view. I only did a little thing heading up to angle tarn underneath Esk Pike for a couple of hours. Found it very icey with the compressed snow on the way up collected in the awful stone pitching. Major bugbear of mine is stone pitching. Good for erosion reasons but hell it becomes very slippy stuff in the wet or icey conditions. Why can't they come up with a better style of stone pitching? I've seen some real nasty cases in the Lakes. One that were new with dirt still to settle in the gaps, yet they already had footpaths avoiding them. I mean what's the point if people think they are too dangerous and just walk around them creating new paths? Must point out that there are some very good stone pitchers working on footpaths in the Lakes, we just need the rest to catch up. I also know a few of the good stone pitchers of course and was probably one of the bad ones when doing stuff with BTCV in the past.

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    I'd agree with you comments about the paths. Going up and down the pitched paths was the most awkward section on Tuesday - slipping over without crampons, or tripping over with crampons.

    By contrast, walking on frozen turf in the Howgills was much more pleasant. The section with knee-deep powder over a wet bog wasn't so nice though

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    don't know whay my stuff isn't working...

    we climbed lords rake and dropped down into great moss to camp. an incredible moon lit up the whole valley- one of the best camps i've done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert dee View Post

    did my first winter walk up to helvellyn it did brighten up later on . never seen it so busy

    fabulous conditions

    few pic here http://www.flickr.com/photos/robd12/...7613540228546/
    sorry messed the link try this

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/robd12/...7613556231164/

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    brilliant pictures there mate. I'd love to do something like that but I know my limits. I;ll wait for the snow to go a bit. Went up there in december for the very first time and loved it. Had a good guide with me. I've really got the bug this past year for these sort of walks after years of lower things. My first love is Snowdonia though and have taken the wife and daughter on a few clibs and they love it. This is on the agenda for a good day out later.

    Thanks for sharing

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