Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Twisting Gully...

Dave, Jaimella and I decided to head up to Stob Coire nan Lochan today.

With cold temperatures over night it was hard going on the approach with Verglass and frozen water courses crossing the path making progress time consuming. 

Using crampons from unusually low down we made progress into the corrie and set off to climb 'Twisting Gully' III,4. This classic route, famously featured in the coffee table book 'Cold Climbs' was a suitable challenge for Dave (pictured) and Jaimella's first winter route!  With fantastic weather we lingered on the top briefly before descending carefully back to the car.  The corrie is in good condition generally with plenty of ice, neve and well frozen turf where exposed.

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