Scott and I headed into Glencoe today and headed up the zigzags on Gearr Aonach. We used this great little scramble to look at different techniques we could use on varying length mountaineering routes and placing gear. We headed up on to the top of Gearr Aonach just in time for the rain to start coming down hard. As we made our way along the ridge towards the coire the rain slowly turned to snow and there was a good covering of wet snow from yesterday too. The crags of SCnL looked very white and the freezing level was probably just at about summit height. We decided to head for the car here and have a slightly shorter day so Scott would be rested for the next two days, it rained constantly as we made our way back down to the car and more snow is due to fall on the tops overnight with the freezing level dropping during the day.
Scott doing some leading
It became a 'head down and get on with it' kind of afternoon.