We saw Adam heading to No.3 Gully Buttress (a good deal less spindrift lashed) and I think Mike went to the Cascade.
At some point the crag apron to the right of where we abseiled to had avalanched, a shallow slab had released along the base of Diana (don't know when, we only spotted it as we descended, it may have been us moving around on it) leaving a crown wall maybe 3 inches high). Although not on an aspect we expected to be threatened today the extensive spindrift coming all down the slab must have been producing surface instabilities.
That's 2 less than satisfying climbing days in a row- not a good habit… Next out for work friday saturday in the Cairngorms and conditions look… challenging!
Jamie heads up
Adam heading to No.3 Gully Buttress
emerging from my spindrift pummelling
Snow flowing like water
The abominable snow Jamie
Water flowing behind the first pitch
Small crown wall along the base of Diana