Just in case all you ice climbers are considering what is possible at the moment, this little series of shots provided by Julien Desecures should give food for thought! Julien is staying with us this week with his friend Arnaud Guillaume and they seem attracted to the top of Observatory Gully.
Of interest is that the ice has become more brittle as the last week has progressed, no doubt due to the really low temperatures. Julien felt the ice was more friendly at the start of the week!
Today, one walker decided on a direct route to the summit, only to find themselves beneath the chockstone in Gardyloo Gully with only a ski pole and crampons for security. Thank you to the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team