In reply to M0SGB :
Yes Brian I know what it’s like up on Helvelyn in the snow, a couple of years ago I made the ascent from Wythburn upto Nethermost pike and over to Swirels car park, the snow was at least 10 inches deep with ice under foot, And you know when it’s windy = it’s bloody windy, Well I’ve never walked over Stridings edge but hope to one day, I’ve been out in snow, hailstorms, rain, fog, mist and sunshine. And love the snow for just great fantastic views, Walking in the snow is hard work on thighs and muscles, who knows if snowing this weekend, I might be out somewhere, As for crampons never used them and nearly bought a pair a few years ago, but we have not had any bad weather for them, and like I said I think os my health and safety, I’ve set of up hills/humps/mountains before today and the weather has changed for the worse so turned around and just kept to the lower levels. On another note I was watching a film late on
itv last night, (Wicker man) and saw the hills/mountains from the Scottish area,from a different angle and what a great view, I thought Charlie (g0pzo) would like to climb up them with his ropes.
Any way must go.