Thursday, 9 February 2012

Mild & Misty Ballachulish Horseshoe

Isi went for a wander up Schoolhouse Ridge today on the Ballachulish Horseshoe. Mild and misty conditions today, and soft soggy snow up to the tops. Slippery underfoot with wet snow not bonded to the ground under it - crampons were a bit superfluous. Folk who've been on the Buachaille and in Stob Coire nan Lochan today reported avalanches so be careful out there... Should be good with a re-freeze though, the turf is only thawed on the top - still solid underneath.
Meanwhile Ali and Conor went up to Nevisrange to play in the snow. Sledging, snowmen and attempted snow angels were on the cards. We all spend so much time thinking about grades, skills and routes - sometimes it is good just to go and remember that snow is really good fun!

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