Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Stob Coire nan Lochain

Huw and I headed up into Stob Coire nan Location today, joined by friend Dan. Poor old Andy had to head home with a bug so we classed the day as further staff training.

It as a stunning morning without a breath of wind and some lovely views across the Highlands. We walked in with the intention of climbing Raeburns Ordinary Route (IV,4) and were pleased to see another party a couple of pitches up. This meant that we had a team hoovering the route for us as there was a lot of fresh snow.

We then followed on, feeling heroic as each gear placement and belay had been dug out nicely for us. Whoever you were - thank you. It was a great route and a change of direction at half height means it is unusually safe to follow another team so not a trick we can often get away with. As we walked out it was dumping with snow down to the road so it could be good for skiing tomorrow!

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