Unfortunately, the cold weather of late has come to an end for the moment, taking away with it much of the recent snow, which didn’t have an opportunity to consolidate. I was out with Gam and Tom, and working for and alongside Scott (Kirkhope Mountaineering), who was with Gary and Angus. We all climbed the East Ridge of Stob Ban this time last year.
With rather limited options, we decided to go for Golden Oldie on the West Face of Aonach Mor, which was still clinging onto snow, although the route could probably could be climbed without crampons at the moment. Regardless of conditions, Tom and Gam enjoyed the route, which lends itself well to swift and efficient climbing.
It’s going to be a bit damp as the new week starts, but drying up and cooling down as the week progresses, with next weekend looking promising.