Monday, 16 March 2015

What a weekend!

The weather the last few days has been stunning in the Outdoor capital, with light winds and blue skies. Thursday saw an aborted attempt to go snowholing with a group from the University of the Highlands and Islands due to gale force winds and heavy rain above the summits. Friday on the other hand dawned beautifully and we did manage to get up into Coire a Leis for the group to at least dig a couple of snowholes.

I was working for Hebridean Pursuits this weekend on a mountaineering course with a group from Heriot-Watt. We had a great day on Sron na Lairig on Saturday and then West gully in the north-east coire of Beinn an Dothaidh. The guys did great and we had both routes to ourselves and in alpine conditions!
Winter still has a strong hold on the Scottish hills and there will be plenty of climbing to be had for a while yet, right now though, I'm going to enjoy a few days off.

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