Tuesday 21 February 2012

LEAN in Sneachda

Lean and Green
But there's still a wee bit of nice ice
Jacob's Ladder
Waiting patiently
We(s)t Coast glove technology
Day 2 of my Intro to Winter Climbing Course for Glenmore Lodge and it was back to Coire an t Sneachda in slightly drier (but no cooler) conditions than yesterday. Our focus today was on getting an opportunity for Eamon and Mark to place some gear and build some belays for themselves and walking in I could see snow reaching pretty much the whole way up Jacob's Ladder.
Derek had the same idea and we were happy to keep to our respective sides of the gully and avoid the crowds in Aladdin's Couloir and the Trident Gullys (and the rockfall we could hear).
I seem to have an awful lot of grass on my axes and crampons for a winter climbing course though.......


Mike Pescod said...

Nice gloves Al, great for snow climbing!

Alan said...

Can't take the credit: courtesy of Mike Pescod http://www.abacusmountaineering.com/