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.