Had a change from Helvellyn and went up Blencathra instead. In Mousthwaite Comb I passed the debris from a still-active avalanche, with blocks of snow the size of a microwave over still sliding down the slope! I took a detour to get around it safely, then went to the top of the slope to investigate.

Then onwards to Scales Tarn and a mild version of a winter ascent of Sharp Edge – not much snow or ice!

A fabulous day though, with a cloud inversion for much of it.

 

The public footpath crosses the avalanche debris in Mousthwaite Comb
The public footpath crosses the avalanche debris in Mousthwaite Comb
Avalanche in Mousthwaite Comb!
Avalanche in Mousthwaite Comb!
Me standing below the crown headwall. This vertical wall of snow is where the avalanched snow broke away from.
Me standing below the crown headwall. This vertical wall of snow is where the avalanched snow broke away from.
The next slope to avalanche?
The next slope to avalanche?
Snow piled on convex slopes showing classic cracking. Soon to slide!
Snow piled on convex slopes showing classic cracking. Soon to slide!
Scales Tarn looking fabulous coated in ice
Scales Tarn looking fabulous coated in ice
Sharp Edge, hardly in winter condition, but fun anyway!
Sharp Edge, hardly in winter condition, but fun anyway!
Looking down Sharp Edge
Looking down Sharp Edge
A walker heads down the path towards Scales Fell
A walker heads down the path towards Scales Fell
The view across Doddick Fell Ridge to Hall's Fell Ridge and the summit
The view across Doddick Fell Ridge to Hall’s Fell Ridge and the summit





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