Monday, 5 December 2011

Winters back ...

Sunday 4th December
With the forecast for snow Craig and I headed to the Coe. We found deep snow, in fact the A82 was tricky. With the thick blanket of snow and short daylight hours we headed up to Curved Ridge, this is a favourite route and is great early season (to get your eye in) as its mixed and does not rely on anything frozen. It didn’t disappoint. We pitched the first and open book corner , the tricky move before , and moved together on the rest. One word, fantastic! 
We waded through knee and sometimes thigh deep snow to the summit to be met by very high winds and icy spindrift. Snow was being deposited all over the place and it felt  like a full on winter day. Rope off we headed to Coire na Tulaich. This is a very avalanche prone spot and had deep accumulations so we carefully managed ourway down.  
Back at the car it was getting dark and the A82 didn’t show much improvement. More on Craig’s blog here