Saturday, 18 December 2010


It was a wild and bitterly cold  day on Aonach Mor. I gave Karen her first taste of winter skills today. We headed over to The Nid area from the Nevis Range Gondola. We went through basic winter walking skills with ice axe and crampons. The windslab was building rapidly but there was also  large areas of wind scoured terrain and water ice to practice crampon technique on. Forecast for sub zero temperatures and plenty of dry weather to come next week. The SAIS (Scottish Avalanche Information Service) service is now in full operation until April. Take care out there!

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