Tuesday, 1 January 2019


Fab neve

Crampons essential 

Coire an Lochain quiet

The ladies on Cairn Lochan 

Cliffs with rime

Coire an t-Sneachda 


Coire an Lochain 

Minus 4 on the tops

Ice forming

Coire an Lochain 
A very happy New Year,  especially as the normal winter temperatures returned today. Much colder with minus 4 C on the summits. There had been a small dusting of snow above 800m and rime ice above 900m. Any old snow is completely solid, fantastic cramponing but with serious run outs onto very rocky and steep ground.  Today Amanda and Laura were out on day 2 of their bespoke course. We rescheduled today from yesterday. There was high winds of 80mph+.  When you book a course with Tarmachan Mountaineering we always try and schedule around the best weather and snow conditions while we are available.  Don't get this with your 'run of the mill winter skills courses' :)
The ladies built on day one's skills and some great technique along with bags of confidence. Very quiet on the hills today. As we like it :)

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