I’ve recently been climbing at Carrock Fell in the Lake District.
The above image shows my climbing partner Justin heading for the Trough, there wasn’t much snow but superb ice. The three ice streaks on the left aren’t quite formed but nearly there – the standard route is up the gully bed on right and is in superb condition giving three pitches with a very short section that is III.
Justin coming up the end of the 1st pitch
Justin leading the 2nd pitch in the gathering dark
Descent in bright moonlight looking across the Eden Valley to Coal Fell.