March 13th and 14th

Out on a snow holing expedition with Adventure Edinburgh overnight on Saturday. We used the moraines area in Coire an t’Sneachda to give a short approach as it was a first time overnighting in a snow hole for all of these teenagers. The group did excellently and learnt a lot about the effort and organisation required to have a comfortable night.

The snow was firm to dig in to with an interesting ice layer at depth. Walking conditions were OK, with a crust and foot penetration varying between a few inches and a foot or so when breaking through.

It snowed lightly at the 900m level during the evening and night on a fresh north west wind, giving enough drifting to require doorways to be dug out. Rain at 450m level as we drove back over Drummochter on Sunday.

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