Self reliance is a fundamental principle of mountaineering. By participating we accept this and take responsibility for the decisions we make. These Conditions Reports are intended to help you make good decisions. They do not remove the need for you to make your own judgements when out in the hills.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

The Lorn and Lochaber Ramblers is a dynamic local group of walkers with a busy programme of walks right across the area. We have provided training for their members this winter in night navigation, winter skills and today we looked at avalanche awareness. We went to Glen Coe Mountain and were very lucky to be able to use the Glen Coe Ski Club Hut as a base.

We went through current thinking in avoiding avalanches which is presented very well in the Be Avalanche Aware information. We did find a couple of areas of windslab which was very handy. Everyone went away able to identify different types of snow including windslab and to work out how likely it is to slide away.

Meanwhile on Ben Nevis, Steve and Rob climbed Harrison's Climb Direct in great weather again. Yesterday they went for Hadrian's Wall Direct in the mist so they climbed a pair of super classic climbs in the two days. Donald went for Crowberry Gully today with Tomas and had a fine time too.

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