Taken on: 16 Dec 2017 12:45
Location: Helvellyn summit trig pillar
Nice to meet a lot of well equipped people having fun today. Jack and Ellie were heading for a wild camp up on the fells
Date: 15 Dec 2017 12:50pm
Taken at: Swirral Edge
Looking back up a snowy Swirral Edge
Date: 14 Dec 2017 01:01pm
Taken at: Helvellyn summit trig point
Full white out conditions on the summit with rime building on the trig point.
Date: 14 Dec 2017 01:00pm
Rime ice covering the summit trig point on Helvellyn. White out conditions on the summit plateau.
Date: 13 Dec 2017 01:30pm
Taken at: Red Tarn
Red Tarn and the Helvellyn headwall with spindrift pouring off the plateau above
The Helvellyn headwall with spindrift pouring off the plateau above.
Date: 12 Dec 2017 12:45pm
Cloud & snow showers ended 4 straight days of summit views. Snow and rime ice on rocks above 850m necessitated caution.
Date: 11 Dec 2017 12:50pm
Taken at: Near the top of Swirral Edge
Ground conditions similar since Friday with soft snow on Swirral Edge apart from where it has been compacted.
Date: 10 Dec 2017 12:15pm
Taken at: Exit to Striding Edge
The classic view of Striding Edge highlighted in the sun. Some deep drifts of soft snow on its exit so caution required.
Date: 09 Dec 2017 12:15pm
Taken at: Striding Edge
Soft snow along Striding Edge; some exposed rocks were dry, others had a coating of verglas (thin ice)
Date: 08 Dec 2017 12:20pm
Taken at: Near Helvellyn Lower Man
Fresh soft snow on Catstye Cam and along Swirral Edge. Plenty of Spindrift in the gusty winds so goggles recommended.