Monday 28 April 2008

Spring conditions on Curved Ridge

Today we went to the Buachaille for Curved Ridge on the back of quite a wet forecast. There had been a light fresh dusting of snow above 900m but the day was mostly quite dry with just a couple of light showers (of snow on the summit). Although the ridges are damp and clear of snow the gully lines still have a good depth of snow (the bottom step to enter Crowberry Gully is complete as is Easy gully after its first step and the basin around Crowberry tower is still full) although in places it is undercut by running water. Looking across to Stob Coire nan Lochain Broad, Boomerang, NC and Forked Gullys all looked full (photo below). We came down the headwall of Coire na Tullaich on deep soft damp snow and were glad of an axe for support (but we didnt need crampons).

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