The Glen Coe winter conditions today were a little cooler than previous days, sunshine, blue skies and no wind. The path from Loch Achtriochtan was clear of snow up to around 650m above sea level. The path was slippery in places due to verglas that has formed on the stones on the path. Higher up the snow has consolidated, and it was an easy walk into Stob Coire nam Beith, then up to Church Door Buttress.
The view of Aonach Dubh West face:
A closer view of Aonach Dubh West face:
Ice has formed in some of the gullies.
The view of Stob Coire nam Beith:
A closer view of Stob Coire nam Beith:
The view of Bidean Nam Bian West face – Diamond and Church Door Buttresses:
A closer view of Diamond and Church Door Buttresses:
A closer view of Church Door Buttress:
The approach up to the buttress was fine. Snow has consolidated, with some hard slab around. The descent route was fine too. There was a team of three climbing Un Poco Loco.
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