7th March

I had a great day out today in the Northern Corries with Tony. We climbed Coronary Bypass on Number 1 Buttress in Coire an Lochain. We found alot of helpful snow and ice, the only downside of this being that all the cracks were heavily verglassed making any gear placements difficult. The weather was also excellent.

Other teams were spotted on Astroturfer and Ewen Buttress. Another team backed off Savage Slit low down due to the heavily verglassed cracks.

One team from Edinburgh Uni climbed Honeypot on the Mess of Pottage and Crotched Gully.

It would have been possible to ski tour from the top of the Goat track to the summit of Ben Macdui. The cover in this area is very good.