Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Stob Coire nan Lochain

It has been snowing heavily all day and overnight last night again so we were very glad of the footsteps of James Thacker and his two clients to follow up into Stob Coire Nan Lochain today. The snow is knee deep on average and lots more in the drifts and the snow starts just a few hundred metres from the road. We continued our theme of avalanche avoidance and also found some wind scoured snow to do some crampon work on. We also used the West ridge of the mountain to demonstrate how to use a rope to protect walkers when approaching a cornice or navigating along a cliff edge as a handrail feature. The day was finished with a swift half in the Clachaig - it would be rude not to!

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