I'm in the Cairngorms this week at Glenmore Lodge attending the MIC (Mountaineering Instructor Certificate) training. So a change of location for a few days. Today we had a short day out looking at movement skills and snow belays and how we might teach them to people in the future. We weren't far from the Coire Cas car park and only saw a WML group and a skills group out.
The crags in the Northern Corries were white this morning but the freezing level very quickly went above the summits and the buttress' soon started turning black.
There has been some wild weather over the last couple of days and it is forecast to get worse as the week goes on. Alex and John were on Vanishing Gully yesterday and said the ice was in Good condition but they were getting hit with heavy spindrift. This route is low on the Ben so I imagine the conditions high up were miserable.