Good neve on the slopes of Catsycam
The soggy snow pack from earlier in the week has refrozen giving some great conditions in the easier gullys. There was ice on the paths above 400m but the watercourses were all still running. The mixed routes on Viking Buttress looked very bare to half height but then there was a wee build up of rime, probably not enough to tempt me but plenty of other teams were out and about and most of the routes on the East face were climbed today. A couple of more mature gentleman reported a large cornice overlooking Nethermost Gully although it received a number of ascents yesterday. The ridges were in great condition with perfect neve over all the difficulties. With a thaw and gales forecast to arrive on Friday tomorrow could be the last opportunity to enjoy the current good conditions.
Ullswater & the Northern Lakes in the sun
Cloud inversion over the Southern Lakes with Steel Fell & Coniston Old Man breaking through
Plenty of climbing teams topping out on Helvellyn
Some cornicing above the East Face but everything well frozen