Thursday, 23 December 2010

Twisting Gully





First day of 3 with Oli and Gemma today and we decided to go to Glencoe. Hitting the coire (which was very quiet, a team coming down Broad Gully- early start boys? And Guy on Dorsal and that was it) Gemma revealed a desire to go to the classic Twisting Gully so that set our objective for the day. Conditions were good with some great snow ice and another blue sky day. As I topped out the Sea King from HMS Gannet was playing around Glencoe and it came over to hover close on the summit of Stob Coire nan Lochan. On the way down we stopped to look at some of the large surface hoar crystals that have been forming in sheltered areas. Should these be buried by windslab in the future they will form a weak layer in the snowpack that will need bearing in mind when making safe travel decisions.

Twisting Gully from Alan Halewood on Vimeo.

2 comments:

Oliver said...

Hi Al, great work on the video. Can't wait to see what you come up with from the ice fall. Sorry I was a bit quiet today and turned down your offer for tea - I've been feeling a ill and bit down about this chest infection that doesn't want to go away. Just so you know, I did have another inspiring day out with you and on the ice. Huge thanks and merry yuletide.

Oli

Alan said...

No worries- you've put in two full days climbing on the back of a nasty bug, you aren't expected to be the life and soul of the party... that's my job. Rest up and enjoy the video from today and we'll have another good day on monday. Al