Creag Coire an Dothaidh

John and I were out today with a Falkirk Community Trust Ski-Mountaineering team of Becky, Emanuelle and Kevin. We made for Bridge of Orchy and Creag Coire an Dothaidh . We had to carry our skis up to about the 600m contour, but were then able to skin to just below the base of crags. We then put skis back on our packs and climbed Centigrade, which had some good ice on it. Once we topped out it was back on with the skis to skin up to point 989m near the West Top before ski-ing back down to the bealach and in to the coire.

Emanuelle, Becky and John with Creag Coire an Dothaidh behind.

Emanuelle, Becky and John with Creag Coire an Dothaidh behind.

There was a good amount of ice on the crag, but it was catching the sun all day and becoming hollow in places. Turf was generally well frozen, the buttresses were becoming black lower down and where catching the sun. Quite a few teams on the crag with Fahrenheit 451 and the turfy buttress just to it’s right being climbed and teams on Creag an Socach. Snow cover in the area generally wasn’t deep except in a few sheltered locations. No new snow during the day and no wind. I’ll add a few more photos to the ClimbNow Facebook page.

Emanuelle taking a well earned rest above the difficulties on Centigreade.

Emanuelle taking a well earned rest above the difficulties on Centigreade.