Monday, 15 February 2010

Winter Skills Day 2 and Aonach Mor

Yesterday I took Yvonne and Giles on their second day of their winter skills course for the Ice Factor. We planned on having a journey day so we walked upto Stob Coire nan Lochain via the SW ridge. From the summit we walked over to Bidean nam Bian and then decended into the Lost Vally and back to the car. The snow was very wet and sticky, crampons were balling up after every other step despite having anti-balling plates! A very busy day on the hill.

Today I was on Aonach Mor going over some rope work skills above the Nid area. Some nice looking cornices formed and a fair ammount of snow had fallen. Lots of winter skills courses out and quite a few skiers. No photo's today, forgot my camera.

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