North Face Ice!

29th March 2018

A fabulous spring day – mostly clear, plenty of warm sun, sharp views  and good snow. A biting east wind strengthened by the afternoon. Remaining cold in the shaded aspects. Busy in the glen today as I passed 35-40 folk strewn along the Coire Dubh footpath!

The north aspects of the Achnashellach hills from Glen Torridon.

The East and South aspects of Liathaxch.

The northern coires of Liathach. Most snow persists on North and East aspects. Good looking ice in Coire Dubh Mor but less so in Coire Dhuibh Bhig where it is affected more by early sun.

Bare lower slopes on the Southern aspects of Beinn Eighe. These aspects are being affected by the sun and also had less snow to begin with.

The icefalls in Coire Dubh Mor. The main ice climbs look in reasonable condition. I met two climbers who had a good day on ‘The Salmon Leap’ yesterday.

The alpine looking Coire na Caime and Mullach an Rathain (1023m) the highest point behind the upper coire. Significant cornice lines observed along the coire rim.

Beinn Alligin (on the left)and Beinn Dearg.


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