Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Snow, snow and more snow!
It has snowed overnight and snowed most of the day here in Scotland. Huw and I took the boys and girls on their second winter mountaineering day for a cracking day on the East Ridge of Beinn a Chaorainn. We enjoyed a snowy forest walk in and being at the front of the pack of other people with the same idea we also enjoyed a boot pack trail breaking session to the foot of the ridge! The snow was more than knee deep and we were glad to get onto the crest where some impressive shapes had been sculpted by the wind. We had some stunning views between some atmospheric snow showers and even the wind stayed kind to us. The usual summit navigation saw a bit of pacing on a bearing and then once again some more lovely views and a snowy forest walk back to a snow covered car. A great day out!