Hot on the heels of Smick's Helvellyn report from Friday, I have my own from yesterday. I'm pretty sure that I visited all of the snow left on the Helvellyn range (and therefore probably The Lakes). I walked from North to South and counted around 20 patches in total, although some of these were tiny. There are probably 12 or so that will last into June.
Brown Cove: As expected this is by far the largest and is bigger than I have seen it at the end of May. It is probably 25m x 10m x up to 2m deep. It has a distinctive convex bulge in the lower half which seems to be a result of the drifting during the winter (the shape can be seen on my photo from April 6th). There is also a thin patch over the ridge near Brown Cove Crags and 3 patches between the main patch and Swirral Edge.
Helvellyn summit headwall: 2 main patches (c. 10m x 10m x 0.75m? and 15m x 6m x 0.75m?) and a number of smaller patches lower down the slope.
Nethermost Pike: 1 small patch at the head of Nethermost Gully and a larger one near the summit c. 10m long).
Dollywagon Pike: 1 small but quite deep (c.1m) patch at the head of a deep gully and a small patch at the foot of the crag below the summit. This patch was the only patch I observed at the foot of something instead of cornice remnants. These 2 patches are also the lowest at c.800m.
1. Helvellyn view 30.5.15.JPG (155kB)
2. Brown Cove patch 30.5.15.JPG (209kB)
3. Brown Cove patch 30.5.15.JPG (310kB)
4. Summit patches 30.5.15.JPG (261kB)
5. Dollywagon Pike 30.5.15.JPG (266kB)