Kevin Rutherford MIC

Hill and climbing conditions for the Scottish Highlands.

Winter Courses - Winter Skills, Winter Mountaineering, Winter Climbing & Norway Ice based in Rjukan

Sunday, 12 April 2009

The Ben, Tower Ridge

I spent yesterday guiding Alasdair up Tower Ridge. We found great spring/alpine conditions and the weather wasnt too bad either, not a bad day for Alasdair's birthday treat. It turned milder in the afternoon with snow still falling above 1000m for a spell. There still lots to go at with 0.5, indicator wall, white line, glovers, comb, green?? still "looking" good and Smiths looked best with fat blue/green ice on the normal and icicle finishes. We descended No4 gully which would be a good ski just now. Cooler conditions should improve things further.

Well done to the Childrens Trust folks who managed to carry a full size Dalek to the summit!
Yesterday i was working for West Coast Mountain Guides.

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