Wednesday, 24 March 2010


Charlie and I were out again today has part of Charlie's 3 day winter course with me. Charlie was keen to get some winter navigation on this return visit so we headed up Glen Nevis and onto Aonach Beag. It just started raining when we left the carpark and pretty much rained all day. Still lots of snow around above 800m and we found a nice little gully on the way up to the summit of Aonach Beag. Great conditions for navving, poor visability above 900m and near white out at the summit area. It was just about turning to sleet at 1100m with a moderate south westerly blowing. We descended down the south west ridge and by the time we hit the Allt Coire Giubhsachan it was well in spate, so a wade through the rapids was endured to make sure we were truely soaked. Today was the first real soaking this year, there is nothing waterproof out there-gear manufacturers, send me some if you do have and I'll gladly test it. Qoute of the day came from a guy just stepped out of his car at the upper carpark 'bit wet underfoot today lads'!

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