Back to Stob Ban today in gales and snow showers. The northerly wind came in strong gusts (up to about 70mph at 900m) today - at one stage I watched an ice axe blowing along a ledge before it was hastily clipped to a belay! The winds are scouring some slopes and depositing snow deeply in sheltered spots. It also felt a bit milder out of the wind today than expected (ice mushy and wet at 900m). We could see evidence of a large cornice collapse on the East side of the north ridge of Stob Ban but the same site was rapidly building a large new one today. Enjoy a blustery Easter weekend folks.