Thursday, 25 November 2010

Glen Coe Conditions

 Looking down Broad gully to the coire floor.

 Summit buttress

The main buttress from the coire floor.

After a couple of lazy days, I couldn't bare another day doing nothing so after a lazy start I headed up to Stob Coire nan Lochain. The cold temperatures of the last couple of days have really had an effect. There was water ice on the path straight from the car and all of the wet streaks on the crags were frozen. In the Coire the snow is starting to firm up but the top layer still brakes through every now and then. There were teams out on Dorsal arete and Raeburns route and they reported good conditions. Chatting to one guy who said he had done Twisting gully on Monday and said there was ice on the whole route. Today the gullys looked thin but just about complete and the steeper buttress' were black but dry. Hopefully the strong Northerly winds and snow forecast will rime up the rock ready for the weekend.

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