Saturday, 27 February 2010


It was back to those usual blue skies, sunshine and great views again today after a couple of snowy days mid week. Charlie is with me for two days winter skills this weekend. We went up the Allt a' Mhuillin and over to the East side of Carn Beag Dearg. There is a nice wee crag I use a lot which is always un-frequented, perfect for today with some windblown areas and ice to go through various axe & crampon techniques. Quite a few centimetres of fresh snow up from the NF carpark but even this morning there was a good trench been ploughed so the going was easy. A lot of windslab on the hills, large areas of which you can actually walk on the surface, of course the avalanche catergory is still HIGH at the moment so not to be deceived. Through out today avalanche awareness, route planning and good observation and safe travel decisions were always running through out  the course of today.

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