Sunday 16 March 2008

Aonach Mor

Today JP, Al and I went to the West face of Aonach Mor where we climbed to the left of Golden Oldie finding some nice mixed climbing with the hardest short steep section at about IV. Unfortunately we topped out in dense cloud and snow showers. By the time we had navigated back to the ski area it had begun to lift a little. We met Rocio and her clients who reported good conditions (and an enormous but avoidable cornice) on Left Twin. We also heard stories of someone's epic with another huge cornice above Forgotten Twin yesterday. Wind and soft snow were continuing to form and reform the cornices as we stood talking.

Back down at the Top Station we were now in blazing sunshine surrounded by happy skiers enjoying great snow. Hot chocolate for drivers and a beer for me - a great end to to a day's climbing!

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