Friday, 27 February 2009

End of a damp winter week

For the last day of our mountaineering course Kenny and I took the guys to Curved Ridge in Glencoe. It was mild and misty but we caught the occaisional view of Rannoch Moor as we made a rapid scent of the snow free ridge. There was plenty of evidence of the recent rockfall on the wall under the polished corner but it is easy to avoid. Higher up the gully below Crowberry Tower was made easier by being filled with wet snow and good footprints. Over the summit of Buachaille Etive Mor and down to the head of Coire na Tullaich which had enough soft snow in the base of the gully for a quick bumslide down to the screes. We made it back to the car just as the rain set in. Today I was working for The Ice Factor.

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