Saturday, 20 February 2010

winter Mountaineering

Today was the first of a Glenmore Lodge winter mountaineering weekend. As the weather was so good we made and ascent of the Fiacaill Ridge. We covered some aspects of navigation on the way to the base of the ridge. Then a few skills before getting on to the ridge proper. The ridge is in excellent condition, with the well troddend track giving some consolidated snow to use. There were more skiers than climbers in the corie today with fresh tracks on every aspect. What climbers there were, where on all the usual routes that have been cleaned and climbed recently.

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