13 of us showed up in Seathwaite, and with the prospect of a soggy weekend, we prepared for the worst. Friday confirmed our expectations, but by the time we got out (late) on Saturday, the rain had cleared, and some of us enjoyed good views between scurrying low cloud. Different groups set off for Green Crag, White Pike and Caw, but bitterly cold winds sent us scuttling back to warm up by the log burner at the hut, and a big chilli cook-in.
Sunday started with huge snowflakes falling thick and fast, but later cleared up for us to enjoy a dry walk, some to Caw and others to Stickle Pike, albeit in gale-force winds.
The five who stayed to walk on Monday morning were rewarded with clear blue skies and sunshine on Black Combe. A bit of a snowy plod near the summit, and bitterly cold winds kept it brief before the long drive home.