Climbing and Skiing in Glencoe

Yesterday, the lads from Ballachulish and I completed a link up of Dinnertime Buttress and Number 2 Gully in Glencoe. The quality of the snow on the buttress was variable. Some thought had to be given to the line taken on the exit from Number 2 Gully to ensure safe snow conditions.

Exiting Number 2 Gully.

Exiting Number 2 Gully.

 

We walked out via a busy Stob Coire Nan Lochan.

SCNL on the 7th February 2014.

SCNL on the 7th February 2014.

Today, the Falkirk High Tops Team and I visited Glencoe ski centre. We used the terrain to the east of the ski centre to look at ski touring techniques, avalanche rescue techniques and off piste ski skills. The conditions for skiing are currently excellent above 450 metres.

Iona skiing downhill with Rannoch Moor beyond.

Iona skiing downhill with Rannoch Moor beyond.