Day 2 of the Abacus Mountain Guides Winter Mountaineering Course and we headed into Creag Meagaidh. On the walk-in we concentrated on Navigation so the guys could get used to some contour interpretation and breaking things down into smaller legs ready for us heading onto the tops. Unfortunately due to a couple of niggles we had to turn round but spent the rest of the day looking at emergency shelters.
The ice seems to be holding on but there are a few holes appearing in some of the routes. We didn't hit firm snow until we were in the Inner corrie where a couple of routes were getting done. I would imagine the ice at the bottom of the routes on the Post face is going to be close to useless at the moment and the ice higher up has seen some lower temps but the rock still looked damp today.