Caroline, Chris, Tom and I visited Glencoe today. Following the recent snowfall and the forecast rapid rise in temperature, we opted to link Dinnertime Buttress and the upper section of Number 2 Gully to give us a safe route. The choice worked well with good snow present in Number 2 Gully after the introductory scrambling on the buttress below.
After gaining the summit of Aonach Dubh we practised ice axe arrest skills before descending Stob Coire nan Lochan in heavy rain.
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.
We walked out via a busy Stob Coire Nan Lochan.
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.