The Usual Suspects

12th February 2010

Here’s our usual selection of our usual places. ‘Meggie will be very busy this week-end as most things are in condition and it’s the half term break. Some pretty horrible weather in prospect from Sunday evening onwards (a friendly Met Office man told me today) so if you’re planning to get anything done now’s the time.

(Above) Raeburn’s Gully. Some people were poking about at the bottom of Ritchie’s and may have climbed it.
(Above) Last Post (a bit of a camel train on it today- very popular and rightly so) & South & Centre Post. The bowl at the top of Centre Post may hold surprises for the unwary – it’s multi aspect and new slab can blow in from a variety of different wind directions.

(Above) Easy Gully. A good ski, apart from the chopped up bits from foot traffic and chunky, hard-frozen old avalanche debris near the bottom.

(Above) The Post Face & Staghorn

(Above) The Pipes.

(Above) Pumpkin. Also very popular recently but pretty quiet on Friday.

(Above) The Sash, The Wand & Diadem- no recent reports

(Above) Cinderella. Not seen a lot of traffic probably because of the cornice problem

(Above) Pinnacle Buttress. Nice Alpine-like flavour from this angle. Evidence of foot traffic on parts of the ’59 Face Route but no confirmed reports of ascents. Looks a bit thin.

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