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Sunday, 16 March 2008

Warmer and snowier than forecast

Not such a nice day compared to Saturday but OK and at least it's been snowing higher up.
There wasn't much of an overnight frost and the freezing level was a lot higher than forecast with the temperature generally above zero at the coire floor. It was very wintry though with lots of fresh wet snow falling during the afternoon. We climbed the first couple of pitches of "Patey's Route" before moving right onto "Terms of Endearment" and then finishing off with an abseil down and left of an icy "Mirror Direct" to avoid the deep snow in the gullies (who's pinched the abseil tat!!!). I must admit that I under estimated the buildup of Patey's having only brought some hexes, a half set of wires and three extenders! It's a lot easier when fully built up with snow and ice. The mixed ice pitch was entertaining and not being a rock climber Keith did well to second it with his Evo ice axes and Scarpa Manta boots!
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