Friday, 26 February 2010

Aonach Eagach Traverse (Tuesday 23rd February)

Tuesday saw Isi, Dan, Chris and freelance instructor Lorraine making the most of the last day of the most recent settled spell in a traverse of the Aonach Eagach ridge above Glen Coe. Leaving the valley on a bitterly cold morning, we ascended into glorious sunshine and alpine-feeling conditions on the ridge. There was a well-beaten track of compacted snow and the rock where showing was dry and almost warm, making the route feel pretty friendly on this occasion.
Quite a few other folk were up enjoying the sun too - probably for the best given the change in weather and conditions since then! It's been a busy few days on centre with lots of guided groups opting to give the hills a miss and hit the ice wall, and for once I don't think any of the Ice Factor crew have begrudged being indoors at all! We're all just storing up sleep for when the snow settles and the sun returns...

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