I had a pair of these and they were much better axes than my ability to climb winter routes (my max was about V/ VI with them) but was offered a ridiculous price by an avid tomb raider fan in the USA and so sold them for the same price I bought them for after 10 years of hard use!
There are definitely much better options now in 2019 than there were in 2006!
This Winter Conditions page gives a summary of what is being climbed at the moment, what is 'in' nick and what the prospects are...
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News Kim Collison Sets New Winter Bob Graham Record
Lake District-based runner Kim Collison has set a new speed record on the Bob Graham Round in winter. Kim completed the round in just 15 hours 47 minutes, knocking a big chunk from the previous fastest winter time of 18:18 set by Jim Mann in 2013.