Friday 27th November 2009

Out today in Coire an t-Sneachda with John Jackson. We climbed Fingers Ridge. It was below freezing all day at crag level. There’s a good cover of snow on the crags and it was snowing down to about 750m when we left on a NW wind. The turf isn’t frozen yet, hence the choice of route. The 1st pitch felt quite tenuous as the snow on the slab was too soft to be of much real assistance. After that the route was in pretty good condition with the obvious care being required with loose blocks, particularly higher up.

On approach we saw parties below the Mess of Pottage (although not sure what they were heading for); in Aladdin’s Couloir and on the 1st pitch of Patey’s (although they could have been heading for Terms of Endearment).

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