Recently I ended up doing the same walk on two consecutive days – Great Gable from Seathwaite via Styhead.
The first sullen effort resulted in compromised exploration of ice and snow detail due to time restrictions (see the Surface Wounds post for superficial puncturings), however the next day wider views were glorious and irresistible.
Those who’ve been following me for a while will know I’ve spent a lot of time up and around Gable, in particular for a ‘year in the life of’ project for Trail magazine a couple of years ago.
The winter shots then didn’t always feature a lot of snow, but this was the snowiest I’ve seen it, lying right down to valley level. What follows is pretty much unadulterated snow porn and one of the most enjoyable evenings I’ve had on the fells in a very long time.
Even tripods need rests:
Black and white interlude. Acoustic section of the gig. Or maybe this is the loud section?
A few of these are available as prints in the Wasdale gallery, or just wander over for a browse.