Tuesday, 30 March 2010

CIC Falls.

Snow chains were needed this morning on the way up the Ben track (wearing the required gloves while fixing them in place). On the walk-in the winds stopped us dead at times. No wonder most people were walking the other way.

With the snow forming slabs on various aspects we decided to keep things simple climbing the remaining ice right of the CIC falls. A fair bit of new ice had formed overnight either side, though not possible to climb as yet. The route had a small hole or two part way making the moves more interesting, as you weaved between them.

Currently heading south from Glasgow in the remaining open lane. Northbound is impressively blocked by a jack-knifed lorry. Snowy, snowy.

Ben Nevis, CIC Falls

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