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.

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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.

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A whole slope of breakable crust! Blackened rocks and old sagging but refrozen cornices – indicative of a previous thaw.

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Ice encrusted rocks with icicles and rime-ice.

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Old cornice debris from Monday/Tuesday’s thaw.

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Beinn Dearg, south side.

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