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Wednesday, 20 October 2010

A dusting of icing sugar...

A bright and cold day in the Northern Corries. We took a wander in to Coire an t-Sneachda (wearing trainers) to look at the snow cover and frosting. The snow cover was thinner than expected and very cosmetic compared to a few weeks ago. There was no buildup of ice or even drifted snow in the gullies. The blades of grass on the soft turf were frosted and it did look wintry for photographs! We saw a team of three climbers on the start of 'The Message' and another two on 'Twin Ribs' heading up Fiacaill ridge. Over in the lochain some climbers were in Savage Slit. We saw no evidence of climbers on Pygmy Ridge or Fingers Ridge despite reports to the contrary!! Apart from that we saw several dog walkers, ramblers and a young family on the coire footpath.
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