/ Blackladders Cornice colapse / avalanche risk

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Rstone - on 01 Apr 2013
Over the easter weekend the black ladders in snowdonia have been fairly quiet, folks seem to have been put off by the amount of snow. However with things firming up nicely a word of caution. There is the mother of all cornices on the top of the right hand side of the crag, between the top of 'The Somme' and 'Icefall Gully'.
The snow at this height and notherly aspect is still porely consolidated on notherly aspects and as this area has caused more than one avalanche fatality in the past please be warned, and proceed,if at all,with great caution.
The approaches to the crag are quite firm. The eastern side of the crag Eastern gully - pyramid gully has received a fair bit of sun so has firmed up the considerable banking and cornices but some areas are still unstable.
STAY SAFE.
Anyone else been up there recently please share your knowledge.
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Tim Sparrow on 04 Apr 2013
In reply to Rstone: Didn't notice this on Wednesday 3rd, but did see a lot of turfy debris in the area below, so maybe it has fallen. Snow in Western Gully deep and soft, a bit spooky in places! Crag deserted apart from us.

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