Conditions today took a turn for the worse with higher temperatures and a southerly wind with intermittent rain showers, The east ridge of Beinn a Chaorainn at Loch Laggan was todays target a classic Grade 1 but alas it had no snow though some good sport was found on a couloir leading to the ridge from Coire na h-Uamha which went at about the same grade.
As the day continued the snow pack continued to disappear and by the time I had made the round trip onto Beinn Teallach most of it’s summits snows had gone and the view to Aonach Mor had become browner so heres hoping for some more snow and a sharp dip in temperature.
Conditions today in Coire an T-Sneachda were reasonable though heavy rime and large amounts of unconsolidated snow on the ledges made the climbing fairly hard going with protection being interesting to find and place.
Teams on Mess of Pottage enjoying the shelter from the brisk wind were climbing Melting Pot V/7, The Message IV/6, Haston Line III/4, Jacobs Ladder I, Hidden Chimney II/3 and also a Team on Original Route IV/6 on Alladins Buttress.
Temps rose as the day progressed with rainfall in the Coire by nightfall.