Thursday, 13 February 2020


Blue skies and fab snow

Seb & Thomas

Coire an t-sneachda 

Good snowcover to low levels

Axe arresting

Self belay 

Step cutting

Lovely afternoon light

Quiet dpot

A small weather window for just one day before the next system of lows come racing in. A welcome calm, dry and sunny spells day today. Cousins Seb & Thomas are planning on a 14 day winter Cape Wrath Trail next week, self supported. So they have booked a couple of days with me to get some essential winter skills in preparation. The trail is well stomped into Coire an t-sneachda so we took advantage of this for a speedy walk-in to the foot of the Fiacaill Coire Sneachda. Good firm snow around here and further up the ridge to cover plenty of movement skills including step cutting,  cramponin & axe arrests.
A good day out and lovely to be in windless conditions with freezing levels low and good snow cover to low elevations.  It will be a lot different tomorrow!

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