Monday, 15 December 2014

Fine conditions in Glencoe today. Day one of Winter Walking Skills Course.

A much better day than forecast in Glencoe. We headed up Buachaille Etive Beag to instruct a variety of walking skills such as essential foot work and using an ice axe. Conditions under foot were varied from deep soft wind slabbed snow in ne facing bowls to hard packed wind blown neve at around 850m. No turf that I saw that was exposed at 900m was frozen and the temperature was rising as we descended. However a cold night is expected and this will consolidate the snow pack well.