Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Low Water Beck

Team Lowe Alpine following us up Low Water Beck

It's been another cold day in the Lake District with a few snow showers. Teams have been up on Scafell with Pisgah Buttress (V 5) and Steep Ghyll (V 4) both receiving ascents. The turf was well frozen and the highest north facing buttress are still frosted. Helvellyn, Brown Cove Crags and Great End have all seen some action today on the trade routes. A few of the more interesting ascents today were Rescue Groove (IV 4) on Dollywagon North, Fight or Flight (VII 7) on Cambridge Crag and Parallel G (III) on Green Gable

We've just back from a quick evening jaunt up Low Water Beck (III) which is just about in condition. It's fairly bold as the ice is still fairly thin but it's all there and has seen plenty of action already with another team following us up in the dark. There was still plenty of water flowing and you had to be selective with your route but still a fun route to get the season underway. The snow is still very powdery and unconsolidated on the approach and there was some movement when the wind got up.