Early morning at Hartsop Hall.
The plan for today was to leave one car at Stybarrow Crag and then drive to Sykeside Camp Site where we'd start walking. The aim was to get as far as Fairfield, assess the conditions and then decide whether to continue across Helvellyn and beyond. With the cars left in these two locations we had plenty of options for leaving the fells and retreating back to either car. As it turned out, we did the longer of the routes we'd discussed and had an excellent day on the high fells.