Monday, 26 January 2009

Winter Mountain Leader Training

Today was a journey day up into Stob Coire Nan Lochan in Glencoe. We approached via the footpath leading from the car park, walked up to the corrie then took on the East ridge to the summit. From the summit we headed down the North ridge back to the corrie floor and back out via the footpath. The weak occlusion moving over Scotland brought quite cloudy conditions and relatively calm wind, until we reached the summit, where we got a break in the cloud and the wind picked up. It was clear that there has been alot of snow blown around in several directions over the last few days, really loading some sheltered slopes with wind slab. The crags are looking plastered, it just getting up to the routes which may be hard work. Not many teams on the hill here, passed one team who had climbed up Dinner Time Buttress and another team were practicing self arrests in Broad Gully?!?!?! Then they made a start on Dorsal Arete as we descended from the corrie.

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