Sunday, 13 February 2011

Snow on the Ben

A lot of snow fell last night and during the day. We wanted to climb some grade III so we headed for Faulty Towers which is low down on the Ben. The approach slopes were quite loaded and we pitched up to the base of the South West ridge before watching the grade 1 gully release as the snow continued to fall. In the end we did a 3 or 4 pitches up the route before retreating by various abseils back to the safety of flat ground.

The snow was quite damp all the way up the route with the freezing level obviously higher up the mountain. The snow line is now down below the top car park.

Not easy work today!

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