Yet another cold week is over and the forcast is for still more cold weather next week. Paddy Cave has been out on Scafell over the last few days, climbing some of the classics, Botterills and Moss Ghyll as well as a great sounding new route on Deep Ghyll Buttress today. The ice has mostly gone from the East Buttress.
Hellvelyn and Great End are both giving good outings for classic gullies.
I've been making the most of great conditions married with sunshine on the Ben with a flying visit to link up a few routes on Wednesday. Some thin ice about but if you choose yor route carefully then it is in amazing condition. Orion was in the best condition I've done it in and Point 5 was probably climbable without ice axes (just hold on to the steps).
Skye looks to be in condition for a Ridge Traverse.
Have a good weekend.