A couple of weeks ago, the forecast for Thursday was great. Thursday is "adventure day" for local GP David & anyone who can join him.
We decided to go up Gertrude Saddle. David ski's with skins and ski crampons. I just crampon up & down.
We took Dilys - she is allowed in the National Park for SAR training & becoming comfortable in the mountains is essential.
We had stunning weather.
The summer route heads around the east side of Black Lake. In winter straight across the lake is quicker.