Low snow levels throughout the lakes

For the eagle eyed this is a photo of Scafell and Scafell Pike at the weekend before the low level snowfall on Monday. Whilst it is still considerably powdery underfoot and really needs a good freeze thaw (this weekend might well provide) the white stuff is well and truly here and already providing excellent winter walking conditions. If you get through the powder there is some good firm snow/ice for climbing, however instabilities exist on lee slopes due to the wind transporting and depositing snow as windslab.