The gap between England's two highest mountains has seen volunteers from the Fix the Fells charity at work ensuring the paths there are up to scratch.
Its southern and western area teams collaborated on work in the Mickledore vicinity, where paths from Eskdale and Wasdale meet as they near the top of Scafell Pike.
The work was noted in the latest e-newsletter from the charity, which may give those donning their hiking boots some ideas of where to go in the Lakes, with some freshly-repaired footpaths providing good routes despite the wintry weather.
Other projects mentioned included a second shared task involving the southern group, which joined the northern team to work on Sticks Pass.
Further repairs have been carried out on routes between Stickle Tarn and Harrison Combe and on the red gravel track from Grains Gill and Esk Hause.
The Mickledore ridge offers one route between Scafell Pike and Sca Fell, via the rock climb up Broad Stand.