Early morning lights on the North Face of the Lenspitze. Great day on the traverse of the Porchengrat. Brilliant route up and down.
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A great start to our Skye programme this weekend, with light winds and drying conditions despite the forecast led to a comfortable warm bivvy above Ciore na Bannadich and fine ridge weather. We even had a few glimpses of the glens below at times. No other traffic on the ridge either.
Clearing tonight for a great start to the week with Munroists and climbers.
Today Dion, Mike and myself headed up to Stob Ban for some Mont Blanc training. winds were light temps were just right all though it could have been colder. We Descended the north ridge which gave us some good sport and exposure on the snow crests. The weather did eventually clear and we were rewarded with some good views.
To day John and I climbed Thompsons route which was in excellent condition and with a nice walk to the summit and decent vis core Leis, it was a nice way to finish are quick hit to the cic hut. Sorry about the lack o pics my battery said no due to the cold.
Good conditions a lover the mountain at the moment and a lot of ice to go at as well. care is still needed as their are still some large cornices about. Point five’s is still very big. Routes climbed to day, Orion direct, Sickle, green gully tower ridge are the ones that I could see. I’m sure more got climbed. Defiantly worth a walk!
Yesterday Colin and I heading in to SCNL to have a look. We found loads of snow and the trail from the previous day gone. We made our way slowly but steadily in to the corrie and eventually up to Twisting Gully. The wind was blowing strait up the crag so the gully was striped back to good climbable snow . we started up twisting groves looking for some interesting climbing as the the first main pitch of Twisting gully is almost gone.
Well the weather continued to be un helpful but with a few extra coffees in the morning and a few late starts we managed to get some climbing done, Garadh gully into glovers chimney (this was an expedition!), moonlight gully, an attempt on Observatory Buttress but the weather had other ideas one abseil and then tower scoop and upper tower cascade rescued the day. The Last day was an early start and it was a trip up to no.3 Gully buttress, and came away with two-step start in to no.3 Gully Buttress and Thompsons Route a good way to finish a full scottish week at the CIC Hut.
A wee bit wetter than forecasted this morning and a colder forecast we decided to move are climbing day till tomorrow. We are all hoping that the ice routes are holding in up on the ben time will tell.
In the mean time this is worth a read and considering when you are making plans to climb this week.