Still Too Warm

Neil, Craig and I headed up to Stob Ban in the hope that we would find some product on the North East Face. We thought the low temperatures overnight would have been enough to freeze the turf opening up some options for climbing.
After getting to the base route it was clear to see that our assumptions were wrong. The turf wasn't frozen and much of the snow is still unconsolidated, so we vowed to return when the conditions improve.

It was still good to get out and stretch the legs
Now my winter season will have to go on pause until Friday due to some last minute work coming in. Hopefully then the conditions will be much better.

Hopefully The Start Of Something

After spending a week in Glasgow and being busy with other nonsense, I have hopefully my winter season has officially started. I was out with Craig and my Dad today, to play in the white stuff again. Due to the snow having disappeared again we were on the Buachaille hoping to stick to the ridges again.
After going some of the way up curved ridge it became clear that crampons and axes were needed. The snow is still very slushy and the turf isn't quite frozen, this didn't stop us from having a great time on the ridge. On that side of the hill we were out of the wind so we got the best of the weather as well.