Tuesday, 20 February 2018


Firm snow
Ice back
Coire an Lochain 
Quiet in the coire
Cliffs of Coire an Lochain summit 
Poor visibility,  great for Navigation 
The temperatures dropped overnight and into today. The moist snow pack had firmed up nicely above 900m. Charlotte out with me on day 2 of her 4 day course. The beauty of going on a bespoke 1:1 course with Tarmachan Mountaineering is the flexibility, non-rigid itinerary and going at the pace that is comfortable with the individual.  Charlotte has gained bags of confidence very quickly and wanted to step up the skills with axe and crampons today.  We found some nice steep sections of snow and ice in Coire an Lochain. As well as the core movement skills we also combined navigation into the day. Charlotte did all the navigation on our way up to Cairn Lochan from the carpark. Perfect timing with the cloud shrouding the hill for some poor visibility to get us back into the coire. Another brilliant day out.
I found a bit of climbing kit down in the coire today. If you recently lost something it may be yours. Drop me a line with it's description and I'll get it posted to you.

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