Friday, 20 March 2015


Eva and Tim enjoying the ice on the Great Slab, Coire an Lochain
Good snow for cutting steps back down to the corrie floor
Steep ground, up and down
More steep ice
Steep ground
Self  belay
Eva and Tim are out with me for three days of winter fun in the mountains this weekend. Today we headed into a deserted Coire an Lochain to get all the basic skills in before our big day on the CMD arete, Ben Nevis tomorrow. We were soon into the snow and ice around the Great Slab area. It was much milder last night with temps above freezing so the snow was in the main quite soft. There was some ice around on the crags and slab to go through some cramponing. During the day we had a few sleety and snow showers above 900m but a mainly dry day and cloud high most of the time so very pleasant. Off to the sunny west and The Ben tomorrow with a great forecast in store.

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