Friday, 20 March 2009

The end of winter in Glencoe?

After days of sunshine and hot weather in the Lakes, Isi and I returned to Glencoe to find much the same weather up here! The mountains are looking very Alpine at the moment through the haze, with big snow patches left at high levels. Most of the easy gullies in Coire nan Lochan appeared complete but it is very hot at the moment. A lot of winter routes are being done on Ben Nevis with early starts.

The rock climbing season has taken off, with Polldubh being very busy this morning. We got a few routes done, including an ascent of Fence Edge, a Mild Severe that felt rather tough! As I am an inexperienced rock climber I hope to improve my standard this summer, so things are off to a good start.

More snow is forecast for next week so anything could happen, but at the moment it's feeling very summery in Glencoe.

Click below for some photo albums from the last few days.

Langdale Pikes
The Scafells
Sharp Edge and Polldubh

1 comment:

  1. Great photos Alex. Like the Langdale ones a lot.