Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Alpine conditions in Glencoe today on the Zig Zags.

Liam breaking trail.

Windslab, umm!

So much snow!

liam on the Zig Zags.

An 'interesting' day in Glencoe today! The new snow has made life heavy going on most aspects, so I opted for the Zig Zags, and a descent into Corie Nan Lochan [ by the shortest route possible] The windslabed easterly slopes boomed some what as we descended. I saw one person soloing Dorsal Arete today, having crossed beneath the two big gullies of Boomerang and Broad!?
I have never seen so much snow on the path before, waist deep in places.
The Zig Zags made for a really fun and safe day and the sun was out all day!

Things will look very different after the expected low and thaw.