/ Lakes conditions away from Helvelyn/Scafell/etc
I was thinking of heading to the Lakes at the weekend for a wander / overnight backpack. LD Weatherline is talking about full-on mountaineering conditions on Helvelyn, but fairly silent about conditions elsewhere. I'm happy in snow and with crampons, but don't want to go that high. Does anyone have a general impression of how things are at the moment? Maybe Borrowdale or Wasdale area? Are roads generally open?
Roads are pretty good, bit of debris and some big puddles. Saturday, wet snow, wouldn't send a dog out.
> Saturday, wet snow, wouldn't send a dog out.
Thats what I suspected. But the next few weekends are spoken-for and I'm getting desperate to get out. Type two fun it might have to be...
Edit: as did last Sunday But we went out anyway. So what do I know .
Why not head for one of the bothies, caves or howf's around the lakes, no need for a tent and probably a drier, less windy experience.
The weekend forecast seems to have firmed-up and "sad face" indeed. Looks like pretty-much continuous and widespread heavy rain for Saturday, better on Sunday. The climbing wall is suddenly looking like a much better option. Decisions, decisions...
Wet & Windy. Fronts coming through. You don't need crampons just because there's a little bit of snow around. Browse the map and go the places you'd not normally go too (that aren't high up). Plenty to see in the Lakes without wandering up into the cloud/clag.
Following this week's avalanche fatalities on Ben Nevis, mountain safety bodies have put out a reminder to walkers, climbers and skiers that enthusiasm should always be matched by caution.