Sunday Best!

4th February 2018

The mountains were definitely wearing their ‘Sunday Best’ today – It was absolutely awesome out there. This was ‘Third Time Lucky’ for me as I’ve travelled over from the East three times in the last month to work and on the previous trips I’ve been soaked to the skin, blown over and generally abused with no view whatsoever. It just shows that as a mountaineer you have to persevere and eventually you are rewarded….

Two apologies  – one for the water mark on the camera lens (that I didn’t spot!) and secondly – apologies for all the photos – I can’t decided which ones to leave out!

Bidean nam Bian from the summit of SCNL


This amazing wee lad (10 yrs old) has just completed his first winter climb – what a perfect day for it.


Views over to Ben Nevis & Carn Mor Dearg.


Two lovely gents from Edinburgh who were completing the round of the SCNL ridges.


Stob Coire nan Lochan – not surprisingly it was an extremely popular climbing destination today.


Two climbers who had just ascended Broad Gully, descending down the East ridge of SCNL.


Some cornices at the gully exits. Foot steps sensibly avoiding it on the left.


Single point releases. Roller balls on a sunny aspect.


Stob Coire nan Lochain – multiple ascents of the popular lines today


Stob Coire nan Lochain – Climbers were reporting good conditions on some of the routes.


Comments on this post

  • Claire Hughes
    4th February 2018 5:33 pm

    A 5* day Sam, very envious indeed! 🙂

    • glencoeadmin
      5th February 2018 2:28 pm

      Yep it was just absolutely amazing. Great to see so many people out there enjoying themselves.

  • Mark Figiel
    5th February 2018 12:43 pm

    What a picture of the ridge leading to the Bidean. Absolutely brilliant.

    • glencoeadmin
      5th February 2018 2:26 pm

      Canon G10 on automatic everything – I’m no photographer – the mountains were just superb yesterday!

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