Start of a Settled Period
3rd March 2016
All underfoot conditions experienced today: wet and boggy at lower levels, breakable crust from the snow line to mid level and firm and icy above with rime ice and areas of moderately hard windslab. A beautiful and calm day with wonderful views. Good snow cover. Crampons were required today.
The view from the summit of Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich, looking onto the East face of Sgurr Mor, with Carn na Criche and Meall a’ Chrasgaidh to the right.
A whole slope of breakable crust! Blackened rocks and old sagging but refrozen cornices – indicative of a previous thaw.
Ice encrusted rocks with icicles and rime-ice.
Old cornice debris from Monday/Tuesday’s thaw.
Beinn Dearg, south side.
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