The Highlands at their Best

Today was possibly the best day of the season so far, with wall to wall sunshine and barely a breath of wind. When it’s like this, the Scottish Highlands really are at their best, and quite possibly one of the best places in the world. Ken kicked off our final Winter Mountaineering Course of the season, with an ascent of Sron na Lairig, with Dave, Paul and Giles. Movement was the focus of the day, and with the snow being so firm, good and steady movement was essential, both in ascent and descent. They also bagged the summit of Stob Coire Sgreamach as well. The only other person they bumped into all day had walked over from Bidean nam Bian.

Steve and Neil also had solitude on Aonach Mor, with just two other teams for company they climbed Western Rib, which was baking in the sunshine all day. The route is however suffering in the spring heat , with turf getting softer with height and rime falling off the rocks throughout the day. What an amazing day to be outside!

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