Changes ahead?

23rd March 2016

Looks like it’ll be cooler tomorrow with winds over the next few days.

However it was a¬†bright start today….

Gelder Shiel this morning.

Gelder Shiel this morning.

…. soon became cloudy on the tops.

Lochnagar crags.

Lochnagar crags.

No surprise that the climbing on Lochnagar is poor. Falling rocks is still a hazard.

Large cornice above Central Gully.

Large cornice above Central Gully.

Some cornices hanging in there! Central and Black Spout Gullies still complete but Raeburns is broken.

Central Buttress.

Central Buttress.

Prominent Buttresses and Ridges are clear of snow and in full rock climbing mode.

Comments on this post

  • Jim Braid
    23rd March 2016 8:46 pm

    I wondered if that was you with your trusty husky I saw today. Or paths crossed around noon today when I was going slowly and laboriously up the side of Meall Coire na Saobhaidhe and you were skipping and bouncing along on the way back down. I’ve tried a few times to find the best line from Gelder Shiel to Saobhaidhe and after today, well, that’s another one ruled out.

    Gives me an opportunity to thank you and of course your colleagues for the great work you do each winter. I find the blog with the photos a real help when deciding on my winter walks. Great effort. Well done.

    • scairngormsadmin
      24th March 2016 5:08 pm

      Thanks Jim for the nice comments, appreciate it.
      I sometimes ski back the way you walked up, very quick in the right cover but as you say it’s difficult to get the right line. I think it’ll be next season before I ski there again. Thanks again.

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