Lake District Winter Climbs

Snow, Ice & Mixed Climbs in the English Lake District

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The guide is divided into five different areas, with clear maps to find the crags and colour photo-topos to locate all the intricate routes.

The routes range 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, Launchy Gill, Low Water Beck and Cautley Spout. And, of course, popular venues like Great End and the Eastern Coves of the Helvellyn Escarpment are described in detail.

With additional sections on winter equipment, ethics and conservation, climbing walls, accommodation and a first-ascent list, Winter Climbs in the Lake District is an indispensable companion to any climber counting the days to the first snow.

Weight 426.00 g


Author of book

Brian Davison


Cicerone | FRCC

Publish Date

25 December 2012



Page size

116mmx 172mm



Number of pages


Author description

6), 8) all on Scafell. He has also made many expeditions overseas to such diverse areas as the Himalayas, 8) in Coire Sneachda, 9) and Mechanical Orange (VIII, 9) at Lochnagar, Alaska and South Georgia. His intimate knowledge of the Lake District has further been enhanced by endurance feats such as completing an unsupported Bob Graham Round, and climbing all the Lakes' routes in Classic Rock in a day without use of a vehicle. He lives in Lancaster with his family and is a researcher at Lancaster University., and Moss Gill Grooves (V, Brian Davison has been winter climbing for some 30 years and has notched up an impressive list of first ascents in Scotland, Greenland, Harvest (VII, Morocco, Mort (IX, Wales and the Lake District. These include Big Daddy (VIII

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