Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Enough snow remains for Winter Walking Skills Course in Glencoe.

Yesterday as predicted after Monday, I headed back to Meall a Bhuiridh in Glencoe. The aspect of this hill holds old snow well even in the melt well. The snow pack at 900 m was firm and almost reached the summit at 1080 m. Being sheltered form the very strong southerly wind was a bonus. Summit-ting into a 60 mph blasting warm wind was an eye opener for the group. The dense clagg lifted between squalls but unfortunately no spectacular views of the Southern Highlands or Glencoe today. The group of clients were school pupils from North Tyneside were really pleased to have reached the summit and at 13 years old that is a major achievement and memorable experience for them.