Scotland winter mountaineering trip 2017: Day 3, Stob Coire nan Lochan - The Mountain People
 
Decent conditions in Broad Gully, Stob Coire nan Lochan
 

Scotland winter mountaineering trip 2017: Day 3, Stob Coire nan Lochan

 
This is part of our annual Scotland winter mountaineering trip, and you can find the previous days here:
 
Day 1, Aonach Mor
Day 2, Ben Nevis
 
A good day out indeed today, especially as we pass the halfway point and the big day out take their toll on the feet and legs.
 
The winter skills and summits and ridges teams both walked into Coire nan Lochan in Glencoe, up Broad Gully, took in Stob Coire nan Lochan and then split ways.
 
The cool overnight conditions had firmed up the snow pack and put down some snow, which made things feel more wintery.
 
There were snow showers for the first part of the day, but these passed through to leave wonderfully clear views and bursts of sunshine and lifted people’s spirits.
 
Things are still very lean, especially in Glencoe, but the old snow provided good travel and options for looking at different mountain skills.
 
The climbing team made a return trip to Ben Nevis, and took on No. 3 Gully Buttress on Ben Nevis – a snowed up rock route, given the lack of in condition routes.
 
Friday still looks to be the best day of this week, so the challenge now is to sake people’s legs and save the best route or journey until last!
 

Check out our ‘Getting ready for Scotland winter mountaineering series’:

 
Training and fitness for Scotland winter mountaineering
Choosing kit & gear for Scotland winter mountaineering
Winter Climbing Part I – Getting started
Winter Climbing Part II – Training
Managing yourself on the hill for Scotland winter mountaineering
The Headgame: Scotland winter mountaineering
 

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