Lochnagar

30th March 2019

As you can see from the photos – it was a gradually improving day. The cloud was initially around the top of the cliffs but lifted and broke up to give a good day with decent views. A little chilly in the wind but nothing to complain about. I was lucky enough to sit behind a sheltering boulder in the sun and watch a Peregrine flying around the cliffs. High pressure is set to build leading to a cold clear night and a sunny morning – so despite the clocks going forward I think I’m going to get up early and make the most of the light winds and sunshine tomorrow…

Raeburn’s Gully just about holding in there – maybe a couple of interesting moves required….

Some impressive cracks and slumped cornice at the top of Black Spout Left Hand Branch

Black Spout Left Hand Branch is still complete.

Black Spout Right Hand finish getting a little bit ‘mixed’ at the narrows.

Just a trace of new snow – looking across to The Pinnacle

Bright conditions out to the East – and completely snow free hills.

Lots of dry rock on the West Buttress which gets plenty of direct sunlight. The Pinnacle in the foreground.

Cac Carn Beag (1155m) was popular today with a number of walkers making their way to the summit.

 

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