Sunday, 8 February 2009

Trail breaking into Coire an t-Sneachda





Tamsin and I walked into Coire an t-Sneachda today though I'm not sure "walk" is the word that best describes how we got in. To begin with, there was a good trail but as most of the folk in front of us were heading off to the Fiacaill Ridge, we found ourselves trail breaking. At times, it was easier and faster to crawl so that our weight was distributed over the deep snow.
It was very peaceful in the corrie, surprisingly and we did some lots of winter skills practice before digging into the snow to make emergency shelters only they ended up quite comfortable as the snow was just great for playing with!
The skiing looked excellent today and I heard from my friend, Elaine that it was as good as it looked and well worth the trip up from the Borders.
Back at Glenmore, we had to dig Tamsin's car out as it had been buried by the snow plough. Our thanks to Bill at Glenmore Shop for use of a shovel.
Ron found similar amounts of snow in Coire na Ciste and more here http://www.talisman-activities.co.uk/blog/mountain_diary.htm

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