Missed this report from March - a fantastic morning and back by 10.30am albeit a bit tired.....#justdoit;)
I had to be back by mid-late morning so the alarm was set for 03.30 ! Ouch! :-0 .
The Aurora was showing itself the night before and I had hoped to catch a glimpse being up in the middle of the night!! However it was not to be, as a layer of cloud spoiled this (you wouldn’t think it seeing the pictures below!!).
Anyway, eventually arrived at Glencoe in the darkness, and started out at 05.45 with just enough light to walk without the head torch. As dawn approached, the cloud disappeared east leaving blue skies J
The views were stunning and snow was feeling good. Crampons were on relatively low down on the walk in and the snow was crunching under them – felt nice…..
Into the Loachain by 0730ish and it was empty. I think this is the first time I’ve been the first here. There was no wind, the sun was rising in the east and the blue skies complemented the white peaks beautifullyJ.
I was tempted by Boomerang and NC but opted to head straight up Broad Gully and I reached the summit not long after 0800. It was amazing. The views were magnificent, there was no wind and everything felt Alpine. I could have stayed here all day. I wanted to go and keep walking but other commitments meant I had to come back down L
A quick descent back down Broad Gully and back into the (still empty) Corrie!
I met a number of teams heading up, in the Valley, and I must admit to feeling jealous that they were away to have a stonking day when I was done and headed home. However it was a fantastic wee trip.
A good couple of trips to the Coe J
Some thoughts and reports from my outdoors activties...