Lochnagar

17th March 2021

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A journey into Lochnagar and up The Black Spout. Sunny with moderate winds.

Gullies are mostly full but some buttress routes have little snow on them.

 

The snow is very firm underfoot, particularly where in the shade. Still quite icy in some locations.

 

Looking up The Black Spout. Easier gullies on Lochnagar are still complete.

 

James enjoying the conditions.

 

Mostly just cornice remnants are left around the Corrie rims, some of these are still large with potential collapse in the current mild conditions. It was around 0 degrees celsius on the summit plateau.

 

Looking over the crags.

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