South facing slopes were nice and clear but a lot of north facing slopes had snow on them. In this picture we are heading southward along the ridge before heading along the bottom of the shadowy cliff ahead of us. We would have to cross the ice fields in the shadows to the right of centre of the picture.
When we got to the foot of the cliff we found the ice to be quite thick. In the picture below, these Scouts are sneaking through the randkluft - the gap between the ice as it has melted back from the warmer rock.