Monday, February 15, 2010

Northern Corries - Lochain

Today i went into Lochain and noted that it was much quieter than Sneachda today. A party was on Savage Slit another party followed us up Milky Way and that was it. A party made a probably wise choice of backing off the Vent but i think this was climbed yesterday. Last night several inches of new snow fell and in my opinion the avalanche risk has increased since yesterday as bad areas of slab are now far more extensive. We spent quite a while choosing a safe line to the start of the route (as did the Savage slit party i noted) and then found the climbing slow due to the massive accumilations of snow on the cliffs. Under the surface snow there i good climbable nee but all the usual belays were very very buried

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