Lake District Winter Climbs
Snow, ice and mixed climbs in the English Lake District
Essential guidebook to the best winter climbing routes in the Lake District. All the known routes in every part of the Lakes are described. From classic high-mountain gullies and buttresses on crags such as Scafell, Pillar and Great Gable to frozen watercourses and icefalls including Great Gully on the Wasdale screes.
SeasonsOctober to April, but climbs unlikely to be in condition before January.
CentresLangdale, Coniston, Eskdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale, Buttermere, Borrowdale, Thirlmere, Patterdale, northern and eastern fells
DifficultyWinter climbing skills required.
Must SeeHelvellyn coves, Great End, Scafell, Newland's Hause, Low Water Beck, Cautley Spout
Brian Davison has been winter climbing for some 30 years and has notched up an impressive list of first ascents in Scotland, Wales and the English Lake District, as well as having climbed all over the world. He lives in Lancaster with his family and is a researcher at Lancaster University.View author profile
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