Thanks for the compliments John, yes, I'll post some more of the lake district from other trips on another thread so this doesn't get too image heavy.
John H: see here for some shots of Langdale and an ascent of Jack's Rake on Pavey Ark. Also a set of a winter roped rockclimb up Needle Ridge on Great Gable.
Roger, the weather looked fine when I stepped out on tuesday, so I took my gatewood cape and light pack. I carried 4kg including some food and water. I have a western mountaineering ultralite and a prolite4 full length thermarest. I was wearing woolly man-tights under paramo trousers with clumsy boots(tm) and a string vest, fibre pile waistcoat, microfleece shirt, light down duvet and E-vent jacket on top. Camerawise, I just used the 3 megapixel ccd built into my HTC touch diamond phone, which also packs my ordnance survey mapping and builtin GPS, an FM radio for forecasts and news, a web browser and my favourite music. It weighs 98 grams. I love technology.
Here's my campsite on Castle Crag on weds evening.
George: I didn't have my thermometer with me, but in even a slight breeze, there was a heck of a windchill factor up on the tops. I'd guess the air temp was -8C or low 20's F. The snow conditions were perfect underfoot; firm enough not to break through the crust, but not glassy on top. I was able to walk up 30 degree slopes without crampons, just using my carbon fibre golf club shaft as a walking pole. The bag is good to -5C and it was a bit warmer in the valley, with no groundfrost thurs am, though I always prefer to camp a hundred feet or more above the bottom, to avoid freezing mist.
Here's the view the other way from the same spot, one of my favourite stealth camps.
And here's the view from Glaramara up Borrowdale over the low fells and Derwent Water to Skiddaw (3054ft) and Blencathra (2816ft) in the distance. My campsite was on the low wooded hill in the center of the valley just beyond the mountain shadow in the midground.