I’m resting my legs this week after eight days winter mountaineering in Scotland. The conditions were interesting to say the least and provided much head scratching each evening deciding where to go after looking at the weather and avalanche forecasts. Often it was a case of walking in to the corries and making a decision once we got there. Thursday proved most interesting as parts of the cornice around the rim of Coire an t’Sneachda collapsed without any warning sending teams scurrying away. We did get stuff done everyday and I particularly enjoyed the zigzags on Gearr Aonach and the east ridge of Stob Ban as it was the first time I had been up these routes. I’m going back for more next week!
I had a tip off that Cust’s Gully on Great End still had some snow left in it after all the rain! I went up to have a look on Tuesday and have posted a couple of pictures on the More than Mountains facebook page.