Lakes Weekend Conditions 05-02-12

This weekend I have been running a winter skills course.  Saturday gave a fairly wild day on Helvellyn with some fresh snow blowing in from the S-SW giving some areas of slab.  We also had a climbing course running, Wes had an exciting day on V-Corner and the reports were of some dodgy snow on the exit slopes.

Today we went onto Blencathra.  Today was a much more settled day and ideal for going over some mountain skills such as self arrest.  However things were also feeling fairly warm and the snow even on the summit was fairly damp.

 Tarn Crag

Still some climbing about up high I’d think and plenty of snow in places…