Lake District Winter Climbs

Snow, ice and mixed climbs in the English Lake District

By Brian Davison

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.

Seasons

Seasons

October to April, but climbs unlikely to be in condition before January.
Centres

Centres

Langdale, Coniston, Eskdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale, Buttermere, Borrowdale, Thirlmere, Patterdale, northern and eastern fells
Difficulty

Difficulty

Winter climbing skills required.
Must See

Must See

Helvellyn coves, Great End, Scafell, Newland's Hause, Low Water Beck, Cautley Spout
ISBN
9781852847166
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Published
Published
13 Nov 2012
Edition
Second
Pages
464
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 2.9cm
Weight
540g
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Brian Davison

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.

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