Monday, 20 February 2012

Ben Nevis Winter Skills Weekend.

Over the weekend I was running a course with Rich for Maximum Adventure. On Saturday we made our way into Coire na Tuilach on the Bauchaille hoping to find some shelter from the strong winds and it is a quick walk up to the snow line. We survived the day looking at skills and went on a bit of a tour of the coire.
Yesterday was a completely different day with blue Sky's and very little wind which was great for our day on the Ben, although it did cloud over later in the day. We walked up a pretty busy tourist path passing a lot of people who were not prepared for the rock hard neve and ice on the plateau. We had a bit of a tour round having a look over to the North face, more so I could see what was getting done but the group were impressed with the climbers too.

Looking down No.3 Gully.

A busy Summit.

Lots of people out and we saw teams on Ledge route, Gargoyle wall, Babylon (I think), the Cascades, Glover's chimney, Smith's route and Indicator wall. We saw the chopper about too but didn't hear the unfortunate news of the accident on Zero gully until we got home.

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