Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Stob Ban, Glen Nevis

Scotland put on a show for us today and showed us why its mountains are world class. We headed up Stob Ban from Glen Nevis, it had snowed overnight to the road and there was a beautiful Alpen Glow to the sky as we left the car park. As we ascended we enjoyed some stunning views down the Glen with a lovely cloud inversion and put some fresh tracks in on the path. The snow was quite deep high up and gave us lots of opportunity to look at avalanche avoidance and safe travel techniques before pulling up onto the Col. We donned crampons on the wind scoured snow and followed the Alpine style ridge upto the summit in stunning blue skies and with no wind. As we descended we had more snow and a fine sunset as we reached the car park. A brilliant day.

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