Saturday, 15 February 2014

Everyday is a snow day

Alper and Sandra
Alper absorbed in his first pitch
Today I was out with Alper and Sandra and we had some great winter conditions.  At the moment we couldn't really ask for any more snow, it's great!  It has meant that we couldn't get up to any of the high crags but we still had a great day on the Zig-Zags in Glencoe.  Alper wanted to consolidate his leading skills so he took the rack and rope and led Sandra, a first time winter climber, up all the tricky sections of the route, placing gear at will and building belays here there and everywhere.  As time was getting on, I took over and led up the easy ground to the top before we headed over to Coire nan Lochain to make our descent.  I have never seen so much snow in there in the last 8 years I have been visiting this crag.  They look brilliant to climb on, just getting to them is either really hard work or dangerous (or both).  Were sticking with the low level options for now.

Alper figuring out the lower crux

Happy to have pulled around the balancey top crux

Alper bring up Sandra

Aonach Eagach looking fantastic in the background

Soom deep snow on our descent

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