Monday 7th April
Mark, Pamela and Martin were out in Stob Coire nan Lochan today climbing SC gully. There was approx 10″ of fresh snowÃÂ on top of firm old snow on theÃÂ route below the first steepening.ÃÂ Once the gully steepened up the fresh snow depth was only a couple of inches and good old snow/snow ice made for pleasant climbing. The cornice exit was easy on firm old snow, but there are sizable cornices overhanging the route from the butresses.
Other parties were out on Dorsal Arete, Twisting Gully and Ordinary Route.
Snow falling on and off all dayÃÂ in the coire. The high winds were northerly, but winds were moving around in the coire and loading slopes other thanÃÂ just the south.ÃÂ A cornice collapse to the north side of the North Butress occured during the day leaving sizable debris. ÃÂ