Glencoe Saturday 24th January

The day started with a very snowy drive from Cardross. The worst stretch being between Tyndrum and Rannoch Moor.

By the time I got there it was 10.40 and the carpark was full. luckily I had mum’s Ka and managed too squeeze it in a small gap (at an angle).

It was a bit blustery but a lot of snow had fallen. The week before the mountain was bare. Snow continued to fall through the day and some of my best runs were under the Cliffy. The Main Basin was great too.

Not as much snow as this time last year but it was soft and spreadable.Spring Run was in good condition too it must be said, however since the top T-bar was dismounting early there was a wee walk up and across.

Apart from queues and the new £30 lift ticket conditions were good. Plenty of soft stuff.

The drive back was through blizzards yet again. Much worse in the dark. It was reported on the news the following day that 9 climbers were caught in an avalanche on Buchaille Etive Mor that day. 3 were sadly killed. This was only 1 kilometer away, the next mountain along from the ski area.

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From Glencoe 24th January 2009