Monday, 2 March 2015

Stob Ban and the Ice Factor

This weekend I was out with Prashant for his second trip to Fort William this Winter! To progress his Winter walking a bit we decided to head up Stob Ban on Saturday. We had some fairly mild conditions on the walk in and spotted some debris from what looked like recent avalanche activity on some of the NE aspects of Stob Ban. Whilst the freezing level was forecast to be around 700m, there was rain up until the last 50m or so before the summit of Stob Ban (999m). Prashant put in a great effort and it was great to experience some more challenging conditions in order to progress his skills.




 On Sunday, Prashant went with Steve to the Ice Factor for a drier day looking at skills for climbing on ice and rock and some useful rope work.
Photo by S. Holmes

Photo by S. Holmes


Photo by S. Holmes


Photo by S. Holmes

Photo by S. Holmes