Sunday, 15 April 2012


NE Buttress & Tower Ridges looking good
Starting down the CMD arete
Excellent snow cover along the arete
The best bit!
Little Brenva Face, Coire Leis still tons of snow!
We were blessed with yet another fine day. The usual pattern of clear skies and bright sunshine early on was replaced by some thin, high cloud but with nice bright spells. Quite a wind chill on the tops once you stopped, even though the wind was just a breeze. I wanted more snow and as much sun as possible again (how greedy) and headed up onto Carn Mor Dearg and along the arete onto Ben Nevis. Not many folk out, just a party of four behind me and one or two individuals. There was a nice crust on the snow in places today and along the arete it was well trodden so a joy to stroll along. The snow along the ridge today was the best I ad encountered for most of the winter season! The final slopes from the abseil post is well covered with snow too . Last day of this fine weather spell tomorrow then next week looks stormy and snowy on the tops-winter is alive and kicking :)

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