Lochnagar

5th March 2016

Not a bad day today over Lochnagar. Broken cloud cover around the summits.

Morrone.

Morrone in the morning.

Hills came and went in the variable cloud cover.

Climbers heading up.

Climbers heading up. There were a few climbers out today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cracking underfoot.

Cracking underfoot.

Typical today in the corrie. Shallow newly developed unstable windslab on top of a hard and icy crust.

The main Corrie.

The main Corrie.

The pole in the middle marks the location of the first aid box. Obviously it will be difficult to access the contents at the moment.

Under Central Buttress.

Under Central Buttress.

Central Buttress had a few ascents today. Free of unconsolidated snow its a safe choice in powdery conditions.

Polyphemus Gully.

Climbers in Polyphemus Gully.

 

Climbers at the gear up point.

Climbers at the gear up point.

 

West Gully.

West Gully.

 

Enjoying the main ice pitch of West Gully.

Beinn a Bhuird clearing.

Beinn a Bhuird clearing.

Cloud cleared away from the tops mid afternoon. Still looked claggy over the Southern Cairngorms.

Comments on this post

  • Graham
    6th March 2016 7:42 am

    That’s us on west gully, cheers for the photo!

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