Kevin Rutherford MIC

Hill and climbing conditions for the Scottish Highlands.

Winter Courses - Winter Skills, Winter Mountaineering, Winter Climbing & Norway Ice based in Rjukan

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Snowy, wild n windy

Overnight snow has given the hill a good covering
with any hollows/lee slopes well filled. The gullies
looked tricky with careful route choice a must
especially on exits. Most climbing parties were on
buttresses which looked good.
On the final day of a winter mountaineering
course, Coire tSneachda was our venue. After a
quick self arrest refresher we headed up under
the Mess of Pottage looking at safe travel
techniques, avalanche assessment and finally
practised our snow anchors ascending steep
ground on the left hand side of the crag.
Looks like the wintery weather is due to continue into the coming week.

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