A thawing Lochnagar.

28th March 2015

It turned out a better day than I expected. It was very mild though, with a lot of ice falling from the crags. There had been snow last night which had been unstable as the freezing level lifted and there had been a few avalanches. Reasonable amounts of debris from Raeburns Gully and The Black Spout with crown walls under Polyphemus Gully and the Parallel’s.

Gelder Shiel at rainbows end.

Gelder Shiel at rainbows end.

Crags loosing the recent snow fast in the mild temperatures.

Crags losing the recent snow fast in the mild temperatures.

Buttresses rapidly reverting to the summer look. Small crown walls under Polyphemus and Parallel Buttress.

Small crownwall under Polyphemus Gully.

Crownwall under Parallel Buttress.

Crownwall under Parallel Buttress.

Ice was thinning with some collapses in the Corrie.

Ice was running with water, some big collapses in the Corrie.

 

The Black Spout. Unstable snow,falling ice and poor visibility up would have made this a poor choice today.

The Black Spout, still complete but unstable snow, falling ice and limited visibility would have made this a poor choice today.

Dividing Buttress, Beinn a' Bhuird.

Dividing Buttress, Beinn a’ Bhuird.

 

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