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Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Warmer and stormy with heavy sleety snow on the tops

Very windy with heavy rain and sun in Aviemore! The rain has been falling as snow on the tops but on the lower slopes the rain has helped pack down the powder which should firm up well once frozen.
Looks like another nice sunny day tomorrow (take care with the cornices...) We're off ice climbing...
On Friday it's to get very mild for a time before winter returns - yes, I said "winter returns" Low level snow and sub zero temperatures will further build up the excellent snow and ice conditions so we could well still be skiing and winter climbing in May or later!
I'm currently uploading Tuesdays video of us climbing on Fluted Buttress Direct. This gives a good idea of how snowy the Scottish mountains are at the moment and what to expect on a Cairngorm winter climb in March/April!
See Fi's report from yesterday at http://www.marmotte.co.uk/blog/2008/04/fluted-buttress-direct-coire-t-sneachda.html
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