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Sunday, 10 April 2011

Central Gully and Jacobs Ladder, Sunday 10th April 2011.

Glorious spring/alpine weather today in Sneachda as we walked in from the ski car park. From what I could see, only Jacobs Ladder, Alladdins Couloir and Central Gully were complete. The Goat Track also had a few ski tourers going up and skiers/boarders coming down. We saw a team somewhere near the bottom of Fingers Ridge and Fi from but other than that, very few folk around surprisingly?

It was warm work going up to the start of Central Gully but the snow is still in pretty good condition with the hint of some colder weather to come next week! ?

There is a short section that is down to about a metre wide so we made our way up carefully so as not to break it up. It seemed well frozen underneath though, so hopefully it will remain unbroken for a little while yet. But a little snow would maybe help.

Just about to top out of Central Gully and back into the sun.

We then walked along to the top of Aladdins Couloir and descended to Aladdins Seat for lunch, at which point Fi from climbed past us. After a brief chat she carried on up to the summit, taking our photo as she did. We continued down making a detour just above the dog leg and traversed across broken ground to the foot of Jacobs Ladder.  

Lorna half way up Jacobs, taken from inside one of the many "bergschrunds" on it's left hand edge.

Still a lot of snow in Jacobs!

And once more into the sun before heading back over 1141 and back to the car to brave the lunatic overtaking antics of some folks on the A9 home!

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