Monday, 9 January 2012

Aonach Mor

Today Kenny and I changed plans last minute and had a leisurly start up to Coire an Lochain on Aonach Mor. As Kenny is my mentor for the MIC scheme, he wanted to show me around the crag looking at different ways of getting into the crag, moving around the bottom and looking after folk on the routes. We climbed both Left Twin (III,4) and Molar Canal (III) which were both very nice routes. The ice was quite variable, most of the moist snowpack from the last few days had firmed up with the dropping temperatures, some was super soft and mushy but there were also some nice areas of good neve and water ice which would take an ice screw or two. Quite a few of the easy to mid grade routes were 'climbable' today, however with rising temperatures tonight and tomorrow it may well be a different story!

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