Stu and Steve are up at the CIC Hut this week running our March 5 day course. Steve was out with Philip and Ian who made the most of a truly alpine ascent of Tower Ridge which is in perfect condition. There is a track along what is now a narrow crest of snow, there’s even a steep ice pitch before the little tower to contend with. They descended Ledge Route which made of the perfect day of mountaineering.
Stu, Pat and Finn made short work of Observatory Buttress before traversing over to indicator wall. Ice is brilliant at the moment with all the classics getting ascents including Orion Direct, point five, Astral highway, hadrians direct, slave route and sickle.