Not a huge amount of deep snow but the corries were really nice and white and the buttresses well rimed.
It was to be our first winter route of the season. The Seam on the wind sheltered Fiacaill buttress area appealed especially as it sparkled in the morning sun.
The approach was fairly easy on the crusty snow and soft turf.
The first two pitches were a bit insecure as in places the ice wasn't as well adhered as wished! The steep final pitch was caked in icy snow and required a clearing to find good axe placements and reliable protection but once found was bomber.
On Belhaven alongside us were Tamson G on a fine lead with Rosie G and Heather M following on a all girlie day out - more details on Rosie's 'Chicks Unleashed' blog here.
Over in Coire an Lochain James G and pals were appreciating the value of large friends on Bulgy while other teams climbed Fallout Corner and Y-Gully!!
Apart from Fiacaill ridge and the mentioned routes we didn't see as many climbers as we'd expected on such a cracking winters day.