Saturday 21 March 2009

Ben Nevis

A busy day on Ben Nevis as Heather, Davey and I visited. It was drizzly, grey and misty as we walked in and many people were sruggling to find routes ranging from Comb Gully to No.4 Gully in Coire na Ciste. The temperatures were mild and water was running under ice and on black rock. There was also some rock and ice falling in Coire na Ciste and reports of a loud rockfall somewhere left of Observatory Buttress. We climbed North Gully, sticking to 1 axe each as Davey has an injured shoulder. The snow was good lower down and there was a little ice at the narrows. We found softer snow higher up but were busy admiring the views as the cloud lifted to give a lovely sunny descent.

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