Thursday 5 March 2009

Escape from Sneachda

Finally conditions and weather matched up to give us a day away from Sneachda. We went to Coire an Lochain sharing trail breaking with Giles and his team. The wind was quite strong bringing in more fresh snow but we managed to follow a windscoop from the left into the edge of the Vent which we crossed one at a time and on to the base of Milky Way. A pitch up Milky Way we broke right into Andromeda. The right hand groove gave us some steep well buried ice and mixed moves. A couple more pitches took us out the top via a little more digging and a fine snow arete. By the time we topped out the sun was shining again so we ambled across to the Goat Track for our descent. I was working for Glenmore Lodge today.

1 comment:

Adam Hughes said...

That's a good beard your getting there Al.