Out in Glencoe today with a team from The Glasgow Academy and we walked up towards Stob Coire nan Lochan through rain showers this morning. There were a few other voices in the mist as we headed up to Dorsal Arete where we passed Ian teaching his team to lead climb in winter. We were after a 1 axe mountaineering day so I took Phillip and Sam, and Neal took Adam up the ridge. Plenty of snow still around on easier angled ground and ledges. We came down Broad Gully which had a little fresh snow but not enough to be dangerous. Down in the base of the coire we saw a team backing off of SC but another party had started up NC before breaking onto Raeburn's Original Route, having a good day, and Bomerang looked complete. It still felt quite mild on the coire rim.