Tuesday 29th December 2009
Out in the Drummochter area today with a staff training day for EICA Ratho. We used the ice in the Allt a’Chaorainn and some of the firmer wind blown snow to look at crampon work and bucket seats, burried axes and snow bollards.
The temperature was well below freezing all day (the vehicle thermometer saying -10 degrees Centigrade at 3.30 pm). The snow is generally still unconsolidated to full depth in the area, but deep enough to allow ski touring. No fresh snow fell before 4pm.
The stream was not fully frozen, but with ,and the odd wet foot, gave great fun and good crampon practice.