Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Traverse of Stob Ban

I really like the traverse of Stob Ban from Glen Nevis and today it as as good as I have seen it with beautiful slender snow ridges and good snow higher up. We ascended the East Ridge and did a spot of ice axe arrest practice as we made our way towards it. Once on the ridge we were able to focus on axe and crampon techniques in context, look at safe travel techniques and discuss the use of a rope as a navigational aid. The poor vis on the summit gave us the ideal opportunity to practise bearings and pacings in winter and then the descent of the North Ridge was just unadulterated fun! A great day out. 

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