Scar Crags summit. At least the snow helps to hide the stupid path over there on Sail.
Just after taking this picture I did my good deed for the day. A young couple came walking towards me in a right state of panic. "We've been up to the Lakes in summer but we had no idea walking could be this difficult at this time of year. We've underestimated the conditions and overestimated our abilities. Now we just want to get back down but don't know which route to take". I couldn't persuade then to use the same route as I was taking because they'd came up that way and that had really frightened them. There was no way they could walk straight over Causey Pike so I suggested the route I'd just walked up. "It's the easiest route off here regardless of the conditions" I told them.
What I did was walk back along the ridge with them a little way so I could point out the path and show them where they needed to leave the ridge.
They were a really nice couple who had done a little bit of summer walking; unfortunately for their first outing in winter, they'd bitten off far more than they could chew. They were really grateful for the help I'd given them and admitted by the time they'd realised they were out of their depth it was too late to turn around.