Sunday, 24 January 2010

Northern Corries

I was working in sneachda today with Matt and Nic. We had 7 teachers from George Watson's College. I was climbing with James and Jamie. Are route was the varied Prodigal Principle which consisted of some thin steep ice, an icy overlap and a narrow mixed chimney. The climbing was excellent, but a little bold with the current conditions. All the cracks are either buried or iced up and a lot of digging is needed. We decended Aladdin's Couloir which had a bit of new snow in it and was getting more blown in through the day. We then climbed a steep but short Aladdin's Mirror Direct. A lot of snow was on the move today and care should be taken if you are heading in this week, Watch the weather.

Above - Jamie and James coming up Aladdin's Mirror Direct
Matt climbed Patey's Route with Richard and Chris, as did a few other teams. Nic worked with Richard T as he led Martin and Ali up their first winter climb, Central Gully. It was quite busy today with some teams hell bent on death roping above other teams. There is evidence under the apron of the mess of potage of an avalanche.

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