Today we went for a pretty 'sure thing' after I gave Clare some options and we had Cat along to observe me at work this time. We went to the Zigzags on Gearr Aonach and timed it right to get ahead of the crowds- at one stage it looked like almost 30 folk on the way up the walk in behind us! Clare made some of the decisions today and we were glad to add crampons to give us some traction on the wet snow covered rock on the scrambley bits. We stopped just below the top of the ridge for a bite to eat and drink and to let Adam and his team of young legs take over the trail breaking.
Then it was along the ridge in moderately wild weather (not as bad as it might have been) until we could drop into the bowl below the Coire and take the path down- interesting that the wind there was coming EAST around Stob Coire Nan Lochan and loading the bowl on the east side just there. Down and another Cafe- the Quarry Cafe in Ballachulish- recommended!
Here come the crowds!
My 'mug on the move'
Slippery when wet
Com on up!
At the top, time to take a break and let someone else trail break
A little wilder on the ridge
Snow on the move
Adam and team young legs on the horizon- but check that chockstone in the gully!
High point team selfie
Cat likes CAKE!