February. Wild n Wooly

After such a promising start in January February was a bit of a shock. We got back into a cycle of storms as one low pressure after another rattled across Scotland. It snowed and it blew then it rained and it blew. The conditions on the hill changed rapidly from deep snow wading up the hill, to thaw and driving rain. Good days have been few and far between.

The climbs have been well banked out and are really good when you can get to them. Low level ice on the Ben has been exceptional this year from the freeze thaw. Higher stuff is either buried or to dodgy to get to.

Oh well here’s a few more pictures from my days out in February. What I can say is we made the best of what we got and always went out. Sometimes driving east to avoid some of the weather worked, sometimes west hoping it will pass over quickly. local knowledge helps a lot in route choice this winter.

BN-3Sorting the Gear on Ben Nevis

Friday-1Ledge Route on Ben Nevis

Mon-3Buchaille Etive Beag

1Curved Ridge on Buchaille Etive Mor

thurs-2Curved Ridge on Buchaille Etive Mor

CL-1Cairn Liath part of Creag Meagaidh

3Glencoe Sunset

March seams to be shaping up to be similar to February. Lets hope forĀ a betterĀ month now spring is here …..