Saturday, 18 February 2012


Fantastic snow/ice in Observatory Gully
Point Five Gully in the background
Smith's Route looking good up above
At last, temperatures dropped today and snowfall, so more like winter. Christina and Justin are out on a two day winter skills with me this weekend. We went up to the north face of The Ben and into a quieter Observatory Gully. The overnight low temperatures had frozen the snow pack superbly and  it was great for cramponing. There was snow showers through the day but we had a couple of hours of dry weather, the cloud lifted too for some good views. We had some shelter from the winds which had eased through the day. Looks like a good day tomorrow, lighter winds , drier and even some sunshine.

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