As the M6 closed, we battled on through the Blizzard to the Lakes on Friday night. Greeted by mostly clear skies and high winds on Saturday morning, myself and Clay headed up onto Brown Cove Crags to climb Right Buttress Crack.
It was a fairly intense day with no goggles, heavy spindrift, 3 left gloves and chest deep powder in the gullies, but a good chance to try out the GoPro in some poor weather.
Afternoon cragging at Les Gaillands, Chamonix was rained off. So Harry decided to build himself his first attempt at a highline. Video of the first successful balance embedded below.
The UBES AGM, traditionally held around a campsite on the edge of Windermere, gave us two great days of scrambling and climbing in the Lake District. Ran Chockstone Ridge and Harrow Buttress together on the Saturday, and then ticked a couple of routes at Castle Rock on the Sunday.
Some pretty incredible conditions up in the Lake District over the weekend. Extensive snowfall and clear sunshine had left the hills covered in great powdery drifts. Totally out of condition for climbing mind, although it didn't stop Will & Harry from backing off of a route or two.