Sunday, 17 November 2019

A great start to the Scottish winter season

The Traverse of Liathach, Torridon
The end of October and into November have brought sustained cold and wintry conditions to the Highlands. This is great news for the rest of the season, allowing the ground to cool down and hold snow. Plenty of folk have been out enjoying the mountains, whether walking, climbing or ski-touring. For myself, I have been fortunate to grab several winter climbs with good friends, in Cairngorms and in the NW Highlands. It looks like it will be staying cold for the foreseeable future, but a mild thaw would help things in the long run. The winds have all had an Easterly component, so the Cairngorms and Eastern ranges (including Ben Wyvis) have caught a lot more snow than the West Highlands just now.
Abseiling into Cha No, Cairngorms, to avoid the loaded descent gully

Anvil Gully IV, 4, Cha No, Cairngorms

The top pitch of Anvil Gully

Liathach Traverse, II

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