Monday, 11 February 2008
Warm in the sun with hard snow in the shade!
A glorious alpine like day with sun, blue skies and frozen snow. It felt more like April with warm sunshine and yet hard snow in the shade. Conditions were ideal for teaching ropework and digging snow belays. In the shade the snow surface remained frozen throughout the day yet it felt like summer when we were having lunch sitting in the sun. Remember to pack the shades and sun block. With the high pressure and over night frosts ice is starting to build again. All the main north facing gully lines are complete and should provide enjoyable climbing over the next few days. South facing rock buttresses will provide good rock climbing too - Scotland at it's best...!