Paul James, MIC - - Winter and Rock Climbing Conditions

Sunday, 14 February 2016

14-02-16, Glen Coe - Winter Mountaineering

Sunshine on Gear Aonach ridge.
The good current run of cold days has continued in the Scottish Highlands. I have spent the past couple of days working on winter skills with different groups, in Cairngorms and Glen Coe. The easterly winds have provided some interesting wind slab on different aspects from the usual. Today I ascended some icy Zig Zags on Gearr Aoanach with lads from Bolton Grammar School. The boys did well, seeing as most of them have never worn a harness. We had a good day yesterday working on essential movement skills with boot, axe and crampons around Stob Coire nam Beith.

Icy Zig Zags.
Screamach to Stob Coire nan Lochan.
Aonach Eagach looking in fine wintry condition.
View towards Rannoch Mor.

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