Part time Mountain Guide & Climbing Instructor.
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Monday, 19 December 2011
Y Garn, Sunday 18th Dec
Decent snow seems to have been a bit hit and miss over the last 2 weeks. Made the best of some changeable winter conditions in North Wales today. Snow conditions better than expected especially further above Llyn Clyd where it was below freezing, gullies reported to be OK further up. With the forecast for warmer weather the week before Christmas, this current dump will probably disappear by Wednesday or even sooner.
Didn't realise until we got back of the sad news of a fatal accident on Y Garn on Saturday, that short section form the top of the NE ridge to the summit is notorious for cornice build up, it can even get quite tricky getting off the ridge sometimes when a large drift has banked up. There was still small section of cornice left today.