John and I were out in Glen Coe today delivering a Falkirk Outdoors Introduction to Winter Climbing day. We had a good with Ruth, Stuart and I climbing four pitches on the west face of Gearr Aonach, whilst covering lots new skills. We then descended a Grade I snow gully to practice a bit of downclimbing. John, John H and Rory had an enjoyable time climbing Central Buttress Ordinary Route (Raeburn’s Route) in Stob Coire nan Lochan.
It was thawing conditions today with generally soft snow and some rain towards the end of the day even up at the top of the crags in Stob Coire nan Lochan.