Saturday, 4 February 2012

Ming in Glencoe

The weather forecast was not prime for the first day of the intro to snow and ice course I am working on, but we got stuck into something anyway.  As the avalanche risk was High, I was not too keen to go all the way into Stob Coire nan Lochain today, so we climbed Jim's Gully II on the West Face of Gearr Aonach.  This gave us 3 good pitches of climbing, with the third pitch being the crux.  A few teams carried on into the coire, one triggering an avalanche and retreating and 1 other being avalanched out of Boomerang Gully and needed the services of the mountain rescue team.  A wild day out there!

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