Monday, 31 January 2011
Sunday, 30 January 2011
Saturday, 29 January 2011
Above: Jamie in the Narrows
Bleow: James exiting the Narrows
Friday, 28 January 2011
Below: me on Hobgolin and the Evan on Darth Vader
Above: Matt involved in the crux of Babylon
Above: Dave Evans on Darth Vader
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
John and Guy walked into the Ben with mixed climbing in mind, only to find that everything had been stripped by the warm NW winds. They climbed a soggy Thompson's Route before running away.
Finger's crossed it will improve quickly again as the temp drops tomorrow.
Monday, 24 January 2011
I have a few days off to spend with the visiting better half, but will be back out on Friday and try and keep you posted on what I hear on the grapevine.
John and Guy climbed Slab Route and Wendigo on the North side of the mountain. John said that things were still pretty good high up.
They drove up to the Ben track carpark this morning to drive straight back down. Things should improve tomorrow as the warm front moves through and the cooler temps return.
Saturday, 22 January 2011
Friday, 21 January 2011
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Above: Walking from Gearr Aonach to Lochain
Above & Below: Dorsal Arete
Below: Descending Broad Gully
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Above: Almost there, with Crowberry Tower behind.
Monday, 17 January 2011
It snowed most of the day on and off, heavy at times on a moderate wind. The buttresses looked in great condition to climb, but there may be the odd loose bit about as there was on some of the rocky bits in the corie floor.
Above: Conrad enjoying full winter conditions as we moved through some mixed ground.
Friday, 14 January 2011
Despite the weather and challenging snow conditions it has been a good week.
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Rich Bentley had climbed Original Route, but commented that the areas around Broad Gully were not looking ideal.
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
There is a massive amount of unconsolidated snow around 700m and above which will become a problem over the next few days as the temp goes up and the wet weather that's forecasted moves in. Take care.
Monday, 10 January 2011
There is a lot of snow about. it was deep, but fine where we were today, but I can imagine it is exciting higher up. Take care out there.
Campbell was out with Alan Kimber and Adam today and climbed a route on Gearr Aonach and came back down the zigzags.
Fingers crossed it will be easier to get to work tomorrow.
Saturday, 8 January 2011
Above & Below: Getting stuck in
Below; Matt coming up the first part of the steep corners
Thursday, 6 January 2011
Above: Greg following
Below: Greg leading the finish to the Chimney