Friday, 7 November 2014


Stomper belay
A nice afternoon in Coire an t-sneachda
Faye and Jim enjoying some early winter snow
Looking across from 0.5 Gully
Soft, deep snow and running water
Some of the snow that had been around on the hills this week had depleted today in the milder temperatures. Having said that there was still some ribbons of snow in the corries. Faye and Jim were with me to brush up on some winter skills and concentrating on moving on steeper terrain. By good fortune the only snow around was on steeper terrain. We headed up to 0.5 Gully which was holding a lot of snow and almost complete. The depth of snow here was nearly one metre but very soft and some running water underneath! We covered various snow belays and some rock belays lower in the corrie. A nice afternoon after some earlier drizzle and light winds so a very pleasant day and they are now keen to put their skills into action when back up in January.

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