I had this report in from Fran about his day.
A quick report. We done point 5, and it was in great nic. I think it will get thicker later on in the season, but it was plenty thick enough today, bomber first time placements all the way. 20 mph wind at CIC hut and no wind on route, done the last 2 pitches in the dark, but no cloud at all, so the stars were out. Hard pack snow on way down, so crampons on untill 800m. 2 other teams on point 5 and some other teams in other gullies. Buttresses and ridges were black, mega route x not even close to being in.