Alpine Conditions

Alpine Conditions

Steve and Hannah enjoyed great weather and conditions on Ben Nevis today. They climbed Wendigo on Coire na Ciste which has some great ice low down, decent mixed pitches and some not so great ice up high. The Cornice is passed on the left and is fluffy, steep and difficult to pass.

For their final day, Ken and his mountaineering team had an aborted trip up to Aonach Mor, with one of the team suffering from a mysterious stomach bug. Instead they headed to Glen Nevis, which was bathed in sunshine. There they scrambled up Scimiatar Ridge whilst looking at various belaying techniques, before a session on personal abseiling, an often overlooked, but hugely important skill to get right everytime. It was sunny and dry enough that a few folk were out rock climbing! Not bad for February!

Henry has been running our advanced winter climbing course which has also just come to an end. They climbed the Curtain on Ben Nevis….. ‘An absolutely mega five day’s with Kev’ and Diggy, we visited some quality venues and were treated ice climbing classics. Scotland is the place to be!!








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