Saturday, 26 January 2013

Ski Touring on Skiddaw in the Lake District

It absolutely dumped with snow here in the lakes last night, so we had to struggle out an get some skiing in.  The snow was to a low level, but with temperatures rising had gotten very heavy.

We managed to park on the Latrigg road and skinned from there up to the road and up to Little Man.


The snow was at first heavy and deep and then cold but hard to soft windslab which at times made turns pretty tricky (well for me!)

Heading up Slat gill and then down to the Lonscale traverse was a stroke of genius as all was skiable with care and enthusiasm.

Heading up to Lattrig car parkWhite Keswick in the backgroundLooking into ThirlmereSkiddaw Little man looking very whiteLovely turns in a whiteout on Little ManLower down the snow was HEAVY and i was uncertain!Lake District Skiing...loving it!Looking toward Skiddaw house  Crossing the pass at the top of slat Gill

Top day, not sure it’s gonna last though with temperatures rising.  Still you never know….

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Winter Climbing in the Lakes


We’ve had snow and cold conditions for a while now, but only a little snow which is still sitting around as powder and for some reason, ice hasn’t seemed to be rapidly forming.  With that in mind we went off for a little explore in the North Lakes and hit the jackpot!  There is ice out there, you just gotta look around a bit.


Happy Hunting!

Mark and Ali