Sunday, 2 March 2008

A Red Letter Day

Today I took two clients for a walk up onto Stob Coire nan Lochain (1115m) in Glencoe. We made great progress on the walk into the corrie and then proceeded up the East ridge. This is a nice approach to the summit as there are a couple of steps here and there to manoeuvre over. Once we got to the summit (around midday) the winds and snow came in hard so a quick photograph then headed down the North ridge above the crag, bumping into some climbers on the way. There were many groups out today, some climbing, some walking and some doing winter skills. When we came off the ridge, we came across a huge snow hole, so we all jumped in out of the wild weather and enjoyed tea and biscuits in peace! Good work to whoever constructed the snow hole! After recharging our batteries we decided to do some self arrest practice, however as the snow was quite wet and soft it was a little bit too easy to stop! It was a great day, weather was pleasant on the decent with some showers here and there. Good dump of snow fell today.