Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Grey Corries, Winter !

Heading up through the steps 

Under the summit area 

Group shot under Stob Ban after a traverse under the peak

On the steps 
We where out today with the plans of staying a little lower than Munro height in order to avoid the need for winter kit which turned out you need to keep pretty low. We had a scramble on the Giants steps on Stob Ban but had to traverse under the summit missing it out due to not having an axe and crampons. The summit area was under a blanket of old and new snow.
We headed down and returned to Calluna where we got geared up with an axe and crampons each which may mean a latest winter skills session for me tomorrow when we head out. We also have the Ben on our ticklist which I should think we may need them for. The group are often up for more adventurous walks such as the Aonach Eagach and CMD arete but given the conditions we may have to tailor things down a little.
A good happy group though and should be fun although the weather looks a little up and down but on the whole today was very nice with sunshine for the most part and the odd heavy wintry shower passing through.