Monday, 18 November 2013

Nopics, or Nomics

Sunday saw Craig and Mark up early to run along a snow covered Aonach Eagach - 730am in the carpark revealed no snow and a couple of options…we chose a quick up and down the much loved Curved Ridge.

Not sure what we might find in the higher slopes to the summit, we travelled light but took crampons and axe jic…pics needed but not crampons…there is very little snow up there bar some wind blown early 'neve' on the eastern aspects.

We took the line of most resistance and enjoyed splendid views and excellent company…

Early morning over Rannoch Moor

Interesting cloud formation in the Glen

Lonely chap high on the mountain
We continued beyond the top of the ridge and skirted round the base of Crowberry Tower and scrambled up, over looking Crowberry Gully, onto the summit for the best lunch spot in the world.

Crowberry Tower
A further scramble off the summit saw us climb over the remnants of the snow to the summit and thence to the 'Tourist' path and back to the car.  All in, a nice day out visiting familiar ground; Curved Ridge is always an entertaining and fun day out…one of our favourites :)

Even better with such good company -

Hopefully the forthcoming cold snap and snow brings more wintry conditions and a bit of quality ice/neve for harder routes in the Lochan area.

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