Wednesday 10th December

Out today in Coire an-t’Sneachda with Pamela climbing Western Rib. Weather was somewhat worse than forecast with the crag being in clag all day and a good bit of new snow falling on what felt like a north-easterly (this may have been quite localised as the stars were out by the time I was driving past the Ruthven Barracks on the way home). We descended the Goat Track, which was fine with the worst of the new snow being stripped of the slope.

The old snow is consolidating, but still quite crustry in places. The ice in the start of Goat Track Gully was bomber. The crag’s fairly heavily rimed and getting more so throughout the day and quite a lot of the cracks are choked with ice. Plenty of parties in the coire, but we could only see two parties on Finger’s Ridge.

Pamela was out on Seana Braigh yestreday and reports 4 to 10″ of fresh snow falling on top of the older snow and ice forming above 700m.