Tuesday 29 April 2008

Glencoe 29 April

Today Ron and I went for a good long mountaineering day in Glencoe. We started with the Lower Bow (a little damp) and Quiver Rib (must be one of the most exposed Diffs in the UK) on the East face of Aonach Dubh in warm dry weather. We continued up to Stob Coire nan Lochain which still had a great deal of snow in the gullys (see pic below) - bumping into Ron and Fiona from Talisman Mountaineering on the way. Dropping to the col towards Bidean nam Bian we met a couple who had definitely not expected the late winter conditions and were searching for a route down avoiding steep snow slopes. We popped up Bidean (where the weather finally broke, hail on top then light showers for the rest of the day) and then back down to the col. We finished with a long slide down into the Lost Valley and a pleasant walk out through the gorge which is deep in blooming anenomes.

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