Winter conditions latest here: live reporting of the temperature on Great End.
Thanks to the foresight, funding and hard work of some nice people, you can decide if it's worth the drive ... not to mention the flog up Grains Gill with all your gear!
No-one likes the scary experience of hacking into not-quite-frozen-enough turf instead of bombproof ice & reassuringly hard neve ... but you can avoid doing any damage to the fragile mountain environment, too ... and you can now do all this from your 'phone or laptop - what's not to like?
It's not just useful for climbing on Great End. You can use the info to help judge how the conditions might be on Helvellyn or elsewhere in the Lakes.
There's already one of these in Cwm Idwal in Snowdonia, too, so you can check conditions when planning a trip to North Wales.
While you're at it, pick up a free copy of the Lake District White Guide in our store or click the link to download it.
Here's a helpful article from the BMC on how to judge winter conditions for climbing.
There's a full story about the temperature reporting on the BMC website with more detail on the background to the project.
Foresight, funding & hard work courtesy of: the BMC, The National Trust, Natural England and the Lake District National Park Authority.
13 February 2017 by PaulChesh
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