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    Re: Lakes Summit Snow Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Baggins View Post
    Snows going fast, the ground on Hindscarth and Dale Head was soft today.

    Still looks like a lot of snow on the Scafells though, but I was taking photos looking at the Northern side.

    Photos here
    Thanks for that Bill - most useful, as I'll be up around Honister this Friday
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    Re: Lakes Summit Snow Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Gazfrapeerith View Post
    I was up Blencathra yesterday. The snow is stripping out fairly quickly. I put spikes on just passed the top of Doddick. The snow is soft and quite hard work going up but great for whizzing down. I intend to do Leg 1 & 2 on Friday so will post snow findings afterwards.
    That would be great thanks, I might give the tops a miss this weekend if it's still fairly hard going, hopefully not too far in the distant future it'll all be 'back to normal'?!

    Great pics Bill

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    Re: Lakes Summit Snow Report

    ooooooooooooo! i can help here have been up Coniston over the last two weeks with MR i would say a reduction in 30% over the week at this rate in two weeks should be all gone
    i am up again on Sunday will inform u of my findings oooooo i feel impotent
    Going to try again....

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    Re: Lakes Summit Snow Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Amex View Post
    i feel impotent
    That's a 'Foul-up' of grand proportions!!

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    Re: Lakes Summit Snow Report

    Anyone know if Middlefell is clear ?
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    Re: Lakes Summit Snow Report

    would second the reports of it all going and going quickly now. Was up on High Street, Kentmere fells yesterday and while there are still some (very) large patches on snow left its very soft and hard going. I loss count very early on of how many times I went in up to knees and thigh level!

    Alf - I would say middlefell is all but clear. Certainly Whin Rigg and Illgill Head have only a small few patches left. I'd like to say I'll check later but cloud is currently down to sea level here!

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    Re: Lakes Summit Snow Report

    Quote Originally Posted by KatintheHat View Post
    Alf - I would say middlefell is all but clear. Certainly Whin Rigg and Illgill Head have only a small few patches left. I'd like to say I'll check later but cloud is currently down to sea level here!
    Thanks Kat just checking for the fell race on Saturday
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    Re: Lakes Summit Snow Report

    Went round BG leg 4 until Gable today

    Very mild today, only a few ice sheets on the higher tops causing minor problems, I'd say 95% of the route is snow free. If you wanted tp be really clever you could have done it all without touching snow

    Only problem was a gully near the top of Gable I go up (well right of the main path) the snow there was rock hard and needed an axe and crampons, as I didn't have any I tried the smaller gully to the left and was able to kick steps, sometimes up to the knee if you stayed on the main path you'd be ok. Lots of water pouring out of the snow.

    The path to Windy gap had a bit of hard snow and ice in places but there was always a snow free alternative. I went down the path as the ground on the Borrowdale race route is really steep and I though it would be icy, looking back from the gap it was snow free


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    Re: Lakes Summit Snow Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Alf View Post
    Anyone know if Middlefell is clear ?
    There's nowt on Middlefell
    Bill

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    Re: Lakes Summit Snow Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Baggins View Post
    There's nowt on Middlefell
    Thanks Bill
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