Winter skills day 2

Today with the wind forecast high we made a plan to go down Glen Nevis and up towards Aonach Beag.  On our walk in we went over a few navigation legs, taking a bearing and how to walk on that bearing.  The snow level was down to about 600m with a good covering all the way to the summits.

We made our way up towards Sgurr a Bhuic and the wind wasn’t as strong as we thought.  So we skirted round the peak and had a second go at ice axe arrests, with much better results.  With lots of patches of wind slab interspersed with hard ice patches we put crampons on and went up to the summit, were we got good views of the Grey Corries and the Mamores  With the weather clearing we made the decision to make our way up to Stob Coire Bhealaich at 1048m, but as we neared the top the clouds came down again.

On the way down we dug another hasty pit and talked over emergency shelters and where best to situate them, in the sunshine.  Another good day with great views.

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