Thursday, 5 January 2017

Glencoe today. In search of elusive snow in gully lines. And we found one!

Seek and you may find!

 A beautiful day in Glencoe today. Winter conditions are very thin in the hills at the moment. It is fair to say that we do require snow. However the ice bulges are growing in easy angled burns and the turf at 600 m  was starting to freeze up. 

 I was out with Cliff who I am mentoring towards his AMI Mountaineering Instructors Certificate assessment. We went in search of good firm neve snow. 

We found a thin gully line the North East face of Creise. We were rewarded with 200 m of firm neve and some ice to practice a variety of skills on. 

Cliff bagged two new Munros Creise and Meall a Bhuiridh so a bonus to boot.