Thursday, 6 January 2011


It was a beautiful day again on the west coast, despite the forecast of high winds on the summits, there was actually hardly a breath of wind at 850m!  Geoff and Andy had a day of avalanche awareness, studying the snowpack in the Ciste Corrie on Ben Nevis, looking at various snow pits. We then spent the afternoon walking on steep ground and building various types of snow belays. A lot of fresh snow and soft windslab above 700m, it was much colder than yesterday. Really quiet on the North face today, we saw only one group on the CIC Cascades and a couple of other folk higher up in the corrie. Another clear, cold day forecast in Lochaber again tomorrow.

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