Beinn an Dothaidh

Using a rope for protection against cornices!
Using a rope for protection against cornices!

The lads from Ballachulish and I have been back out today to practise more winter skills. We visited Beinn an Dothaidh at the Bridge of Orchy to practise navigation skills in difficult conditions. As well as contour interpretation, pacing and the use of the compass, we also looked at using a rope to protect the lead navigator from falling through cornices.

Masses of new snow fell today. There was fresh snow at all levels. Blue ice is forming on Fahrenheit 451. It s hard to tell exact quantities due to the snow on top. False Rumour Gully is full of snow and will be good after a thaw and refreeze.

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