Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Bothy Trip

The last two days I took Simon, James and Eric on their first over night stay in winter.  Snow holing was out of the question so we went and stayed in Bearnais Bothy which gave us access to the remote Munro of Bidein a'Coire Sheasgaich (945m).  The first day the team navigated us in through windy, dry and very cold conditions, hauling fuel for the stove and food for the night.  On arrival, as expected, the bothy was empty so we lit the fire, cracked open the whiskey and route planned for our second day.
After an early start we carried light rucksacks up Bidein a Coire Sheasgaich weaving our way up its steep face finding tricky sections and steep snow to negotiate, touching on the odd bit of grade I ground but generally quite exposed terrain.  Once joining the summit ridge we ascended for handshake and a quick descent as we had a monster walk out after picking up our kit from the bothy.  A nice wee expedition with the rain coming in only for the last few hours.  Still no camera yet.

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