Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Stob Corie Nan Lochan

Ben Nevis behind the Aonach Eagach.
Summit view looking towards Sgurr Dearg.

The North East ridge, fine neve today gave good cramponing.
Stob Corie from the car park in Glencoe.

I had a wander into and up the northeast ridge of Stob Corie Nan Lochan today. The snow was forming into good compact neve at approx 800m. Clear skies and little wind have created a layer of Hoar crystals and there is Rime on the rocks at approx 900m.

The easy gullies have allot of snow in them. The buttresses, I dare say would offer sport to the mixed fans, as there is allot of snow on the ledges.
Only saw a few folk today, but no one climbing that I could see or hear.

A near perfect Glencoe day for ridge walking in winter conditions.