Mad March – Redux
28th March 2013
The end of March and still cold enough for Oui, Oui to start re-forming. Was very cold last night with the same temperature at valley level as near summits (approx minus 6 degrees, give or take). The weather’s been this cold for a couple of weeks now, in fact bitterly cold at times. ‘Oui, Oui’ is, well,..wee, weeing…in the picture and will freeze up again, but as you can see it’s a definite no, no for climbing. (The last time I put a picture of this ice route in marginal condition on the blog someone went to try and climb it and a 5 tonne chunk fell off on to them. Please give it a wide berth for the time being!)
All signature ‘Meggie ice routes in prime condition though reports of brittle ice in places. Lots of scoured snow-ice, especially the top of the Post Face, but localised areas of new and older windslab in places on N aspects, more extensive on NW and W aspects – care required.
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