Today I took Oli out for his first day winter climbing. We went up into Stob Coire nan Lochan following a path that was covered in glassy ice on its bottom half and buried in powder over its top half. There were parties on Oringinal Route, NC Gully, Twisting Gully, Tilt (or posssibly Inclination?), Dorsal Arete was so busy people were abseiling into Broad Gully rather than wait in the queue and teams were also on both Scabbard Chimney and Spectre. The day started bright and sunny but Lochaber's coastal hills picked up a cloud cap at the end of the day.
We climbed bits of Boomerang Arete and Yankee Go Home to pick a route to ourselves at about III that didnt give us too much wading and digging and then descended via Broad Gully.