Lake District, winter walking for 2 days with my friend and colleague Graeme Tiffany.
Monday 2nd February - Walked the classic Crinkle Crags route from Great Langdale. Overcast to begin with, but very cold although winds lighter than yesterday. Hazy snow broke through late afternoon. Windchill of -10C on the tops, and our water bottles began to freeze.
Route: ODG, Oxendale, Red Tarn, Great Knott, Crinkle Crags, Three Tarns and The Band.
Lots of ice on all paths at all levels, making it treacherous in places. Snow depth very variable because of the wind, with deep drifts in sheltered spots, but mostly ice on the summit crags.
Again, superb visibility with the Isle of Man and most of the Lake District visible. The snow on the Scafell Massif contrasting with the dark crags made it look like a Wainwright drawing.