Thursday, 19 January 2012


Tower Ridge & Ciste Corrie
Heading up to No.4 Gully
North Gully on the left, No.4 Gully to the right
Windslab banked up in the gully
Graupel from last nights showers
The forecast for the next few days is looking like a lot of snow coming our way, along with high winds. Today I set of early to beat the increasing windspeds and snow showers forecast for this afternoon. There had already been some overnight snow showers down to 500m or so, including some groupel which was covering the path on the approach to the CIC Hut this morning. I headed up to No.4 Gully on Ben Nevis and there was fresh snow in The Ciste Corrie. At the foot of No.4 Gully there was quite a depth of fresh, soft windslab, around 10cm and some drifts in the gully. I decided on backing off. Plenty of ice about and under the fresh slab plenty of  hard snow. There were a few groups out today, some heading over to The Comb area and on Creag Corrie na Ciste.

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