The wind in our faces, the fresh drifting and the amount of snow visible confirmed my plan not to go to the main crags. Facial Buttress held possibilities but not at the grade I was after so we climbed one of the lines to the right of the Hurting onto Fiacaill Ridge. Did I mention is was quite snowy? Floundering my way up grooves, wallowing onto ribs to try to escape the deep soft stuff and heavy snow showers seemed to be building more. Around 3 I heard a funny rumble but though little of it. Apparently that was a large slab avalanche on the Goat Track with an 18 inch crown wall I'm told. No real surprise there then, except for the folk who triggered it on their way down.
The lads did well building their own belays and perfecting their wade, wallow and floundering techniques. Tomorrow's forecast looks.... unhelpful....
Hmmmm, what would be a good decision on a day like this then?
Kieran remembering what winter is all about
A bit blowy and snowy
The other Kieran wading
Nick on the adjacent line, cheerfully resigned!
Finding the fun bits
You have to laugh!!