Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Snowholing expedition

Ron was taking Eamonn and Ben on a snowholing expedition so as I had a couple of days free, I thought I would go along to join in the adventure.
Yesterday was less windy than we expected as we walked up the ridge alongside Coire an Lochain and today more so! The return journey up Coire Domhain was quite exciting as we battled into the gusty winds which at times blew us and our heavy expedition bags (and Ron's light expedition sack!) off our feet. It was amazing to see the debris from the avalanche that occurred last week near to the Feithe Bhuidhe. The size of the avalanche and the amount of debris were much greater than we picked up on from recent photos.
We found some pre-dug snowholes which proved to be very comfortable and hard to leave this morning but by careful route choice, we found a relatively sheltered way back down.

More from Ron about his lightweight sack here and more about the trip and lots of photos here.


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