Monday 16 March 2009

Intro. Winter (?) Climbing

I'm out with Joe and Matt this week on an Introduction to Winter Climbing course working for Glenmore Lodge. With a wet and mild forecast today we went in with an open mind to Coire an t Sneachda. We climbed Central Gully Left Hand route which still has a nice ice pitch at the top (just- wet but taking screws). Phil and his team were in the Runnel when a pair of unannounced tv sized boulders fell from near the top of the route narrowly missing them (there was no-one up there, they just fell off). With the recent thaw after cold ice forming weather there is a lot of loose rock on the move so be careful out there.

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