Reports from Helvellyn were of snowdrifts 1500 mm deep, and some avalanche potential.
But on the opposite side of Patterdale, the less-frequented Place Fell offered an ascent on more scoured windward slopes, (i.e. on the mountain's western side) a lesser elevation avoiding the deepest snow, and a pleasant circuit of Boredale returning over Beda Head.
And after a greyish start, it worked out well.
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Why a Model T was driven to the top of Ben Nevis http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-44003271
Tonight we are going to Brimham, please see the York MC forum for transport arrangements. https://www.yorkmc.org.uk/topic/climbing-thursday-10-may/..
Thursday 3 May we will be going to the brilliant Scugdale. Hope to see you all there now that the weather is getting better.
Tonight we will be at Brimham Rocks, hope to see you all there from 5:30 onwards.
A great trip report from a Spring weekend in the North West Highlands of Scotland. https://www.yorkmc.org.uk/culling-jewels-in-the-far-north/