Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring snow

Today was very pleasant compared to yesterday's conditions of winds gusting up to 113mph. It is still mild but this is what is left after the major thaw on Thursday.

Mess of Potage people on "Honey pot" and various other routes. There's a huge cornice to the left of the crag and over Jacobs ladder. Avalanche debris which happened during the major part of the thaw and came from the steep ground above.

Aladdin's Buttress with Patey's route looking interesting. Aladdin's mirror on the right short and sweet.
Coire an Lochain had some interesting looking creeping cracks below the buttress, there was also a lot of avalanche debris from the thaw on most steep slopes.
Winter is still here but watch out for those big saggy cornices and loose rocks!