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Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Sunny but windier






A lovely clear sunny day but with a fresh southerly breeze which increased significantly by mid afternoon. Stonking buildup in the Northern Corries with all the major gully and groove lines being climbed today!
There's good ice on many of the popular south and west facing crags as well as on many of the trails!
Surprisingly there was really good firm snow on the approaches but with increasingly large cornices building over many of the gullies.
By late afternoon the winds and spindrift had increased and fresh windslab was being deposited on the scarp slopes.
The exit from the Runnel now requires a traverse right if you wish to avoid digging through the soft cornice.
Fi dragged me out climbing today though the soft snow, iced up cracks and the scenic corniced aretes proved more challenging than expected due to lack of protection on the crux flounder... See http://www.marmotte.co.uk/blog/diary.html
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