Friday, 22 January 2010

Quick morning stroll!

Today I was out with Lyndon for a quick summit tick before he had to drive down to Manchester. He wanted to be on the road at 12.30 so we opted for Stob Coire Raineach (925m) on Buachaille Etive Beag. Lydon also wanted to pick up some winter skills on the way so I passed on as much as I could whilst we were on the move. He has only been out in the snow once or twice before so he was keen to pick up some tips. We covered using the boot on different terrains, using the axe for support and balance, tested out his new crampons, talked about avalanche awareness, dug a quick pit each, talked about route choice and still managed to get back down in time. Not sure if we hit freezing level, if we did it was probably at 900+m.

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