Monday, 25 January 2010

White Corries

Today I was working for Jagged Globe on the first day of an Introduction to Winter Mountaineering. We went to the Glen Coe ski area which provides quick access to snow and ice.

On the mountain a range of neve, windslab and ice was found providing good conditions to go through a range of axe, crampon and boot skills. The munro was also bagged on a generally pleasant and dry day.

We found the snow to be very stable over most of the mountain, with only the occasional small pocket of windslab.

Other teams reported good neve on the cliffs in the Lochan. With a sudden rise in temperature followed by some cold temperatures things can only improve further.

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