Saturday, 8 February 2014

Nevis, Sgurr a Mhaim and Stob Ban

On Tuesday I took Dhiren and Kiro up the Ben Track, with Andy shadowing. They are both planning on climbing Kilimanjaro this year so wanted a bit of training in preparation. They certainly weren't disappointed as the mountain was in great winter condition for a leg stretch! The Red Burn was totally banked out and gave us a nice bit of excitement early on. From here on in, the path was totally buried in snow so we headed directly up the west side of the mountain, giving a good work out for the legs. There were a few pockets of windslab around but nothing to worry about. On the plateau was a complete whiteout, testing the nav skills until the summit popped into view. Well done to Dhiren and Kiro for a great effort and best of luck for your future mountain exploits!

 Yesterday I was out with Dave for a trip around Sgurr a Mhaim, The Devil's Ridge and a descent of the North Ridge of Stob Ban. LOTS of snow up there just now and a few small dodgy bits of windslab but great fun nonetheless!