Cold and icy conditions in Winter Corrie – although the gully lines are thin. Easy Gully buttress gave a straight forward ice route from the base of the corrie to the top. Although grade II in the guide book, it was a grade III climb with a steeper section in the middle. The […]Read more "Winter Corrie"
Beth, Elaine and I walked into Corrie Fee in Glen Clova to look at winter climbing skills. We climbed ‘E Gully’ – which had some good ice poking through the snow and well frozen turf from the corrie floor. This gave us good a climb. The Corrie had stripped back a lot overnight, and the […]Read more "Teaching winter climbing in Corrie Fee"
With the cold weather we have had, David and I headed up to Coire Fee in Glen Clova to have a look at Look C gully. It was cold and snowy, but the temperature was rising during the day. The route was mostly complete, but with running water behind some thin and hollow ice in […]Read more "A Look-see at Look C"
Andrew and I gambled on a trip to Glen Clova today. Freezing levels were low (-4 in the car park), but not enough snow and ice yet for the routes to be in proper condition. To make the most of the day we climbed a line on A/B buttress at grade II. Easy fun […]Read more "Coire Fee, Glen Clova"
Andew was up in Glen Clova at the weekend and climbed Driesh and Mayer via Corrie Fee. He reported a mild day but the ground underneath was well frozen. The Kilbo Path was a sheet of ice with long run outs – crampons and ice axe essential. Despite this, plenty of folk were out […]Read more "Driesh and Mayer"