Friday, 7 March 2014

A great couple of days despite the forecasts.

Rich Parker has joined me for the last two days to work with Scott, Kelly, Will and Jo. Yesterday with a high avalanche forecast and lighter winds we headed for Tower ridge which was at the top of the boys list for things they would like to do. We had no rain, in fact the cloud lifted above the summit to give us a great view of what was left after the thaw. Quite a bit of fresh snow fell during the afternoon and we had to make fresh tracks up the ridge which slowed us down a bit but a great day none the less.
Today we headed for North Buttress on the Bauchaille to avoid the gusty winds, the route looked quite black from beneath as we approached but there is still some good snow holding on but it might not last another thaw.

Ben Nevis on Thursday.

A lot of routes still have large cornices above them.

The first snow arete on Tower ridge.

Jo and Will enjoying the dry weather.

Will hanging around on North Buttress.

Scott and Kelly getting stuck in.

Rich and Will getting a taste of the heavy showers passing through today.

Will on the crux chimney.

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