Sunday, 5 February 2012

Water Ice Workshop on the Ben

After the ming fest yesterday in Glencoe, it was a pleasant day on the Ben today.  There had been quite a bit of snow put down into the ciste, so any easy routes would have been a wade if you could have gotten to them.  We opted to head to the Gulch to have a workshop approach on the quality ice that was there at the moment.  This turned out to be perfect, with good length pitches of grade II-V ice to work through.  Everyone showed a real improvement through the day.

We finished off with some snow and ice belay before cruising back to the van.  A great contrast to yesterday, and great way to show the different side to winter climbing in Scotland.

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