(Steve) Today was my final day with team Ireland: Bridget and Winnie. And so with slightly tired legs we made a steady stride up to Stob Coire nan Lochain to climb Dorsal Arete. The route is a romp on amazing neve at the moment and the crest providing entertainment as always. It felt much more like Scotland today; which I was glad of – (these alpine conditions making us soft!) with plenty of wind and snow being whipped into the air. We came down a snowy broad gully that had accumulated a significant amount of snow yet no slab had yet formed.
Han and Becky were also up at SNCL enjoying a day of personal climbing. They chose to climb Moonshadow. The ice on pitch 2 and 3 was in reasonable nick, not good enough for ice screws but nice and chewy for the axes. They said the route has interest on every pitch and was a fine route; worthy of it’s 2 stars.