Another great day
From Bruce Poll:
Another busy day on Tower Ridge by the look of it this afternoon. Conditions seem to be getting cooler up high, as well as the valley. The temperature inversion feels like its lifting. Ropes and gloves stayed dry all day, a rare treat!We climbed Zero in excellent condition and traversed back round the CMD to enjoy the sunshine. The arete is very snowy just now with a good track across the top. 3 teams were on Orion, the same on Point 5, they are also great. Several teams were heading up Gardyloo, parties on Tower Scoop, several more did Hadrian’s Direct. More folk in Green Gully. Thanks to Spike Sellers for the Nevis photos.
And from Roy Starkey:
We had a superb day on Snowdon yesterday (Monday 18th Feb) – Alpine conditions with wall to wall sunshine and blue skies with stunning visibility above a slightly hazy inversion lower down. Winter conditions remain on the mountain above about 2500 feet and most people we met were properly equipped with crampons and axes. Our route took us on a circuit form the car park at Pen-y-Pass up to Llyn Llydaw, round to the south over Y- Lliwedd and up the ridge to the summit before returning via the Pyg track. As we were leaving the car park about 6pm we stopped to give a lift to a guy we had met on the way round, and had gone back up to solo Central Trinity where the snow was reported to be in good nick.
From Andy Ravenhill on the West Face of Aonach Mor:
We had a truly alpine day on golden oldie today makes a change to be in the sun climbing superb snow. Ridge thin on the bottom but the ridge section was excellent. Loads of ice about as well in the gullies. Also teams on western rib which looks good photo sent separately.