Every day is awesome in the mountains, but some days are more awesome that others.
Saturday was an awesome day but a bit of a survival day if perfectly honest. I call this a survival day because I never took one photo and was more concerned about staying warm and wiping the rime off my goggles.
It actually started off fairly benign but at a snap of the fingers, everything turned somewhat more serious. Cracking like I have never seen before followed by at least 3 small avalanches in our immediate vicinity.
Cracking: your weight is not only overloading a buried weak layer but the snowpack is also storing enough elastic energy to propagate a fracture. (Temper)
A day where plans were changing all the time, and without doubt the most important factor to think about was terrain.
Sunday was even more awesome because Rich, Steve and I were taken up a brilliant route by a brilliant bunch of people.
Thanks Aberdeen Mountain Rescue team for looking after us so well.