Warming up

25th March 2017

After remaining below freezing at summit level overnight the temperature rose quickly this morning reaching 4.8 degrees Celsius on Aonach Mor by midday. Lots of sunshine and great views. It looks like it will stay warm for the next few days. The snowpack will slowly consolidate but ice fall, cornice collapse and wet snow surface sloughs will remain hazards.

Carn Mor Dearg and Aonach Mor from the North.

Admiring the view from Aonach Mor plateau. Large cornices remaining in places.

Looking down into Coire an Lochan, Aonach Mor.

Carn Mor Dearg with Ben Nevis behind.

The East ridge of Carn Dearg Meadhonach is a great summer scramble or easy winter climb. The shadow cast by it’s profile make it look fairly extreme.

The North face of Aonach Beag staying in the shade.

The East face of Aonach Mor. Summit Gully, Spikes and Easy Gully seeing plenty of descents as well as the more commonly used descents in Coire Dubh.

Rocks warming in the sun triggering rollerballs on the slopes below.

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