Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Seeing the low temperature forecast, myself and my mate Daz Haycock both managed to get days off work to get out on Tower Slabs today (after hearing rumours of things warming up for the weekend.) The ice was plentiful, especially on the first pitch and in OK condition, with some reasonable ice but also some brittle ice which was dinner-plating. The turf was nicely frozen, giving the most reliable axe placements. The snow was still extremely powdery in the Cwm and up to the summits. We saw two other parties on route and a few parties on Clogwyn Du. Descended the Gribin on well trodden and narrow snow paths, very pleasant and alpine-like. Good views of Idwal on descent, we also saw the rescue helicopter winching someone off Tryfan North Ridge, hope it was just an excercise.
All the best