Sally and Grahame bagged another great Munro today, this time it was Aonach Beag from Glen Nevis. This is an imposing summit that is often traverse along with Aonach Mor just behind Nevis Range ski area. Taking the gondola makes it quite a simple hike over the flat featureless plateau of Aonach Mor and a short climb up for the col to Aonach Beag. However, from Steall at the head of Glen Nevis it is a far more rugged and wild climb with a lot more work and navigation involved.
On the map it looked like it would be under not such a great depth of snow cover with the recent wind blowing over the ridges. However, this proved not to be the case and there was quite a bit of snow to plough through. It was a bright morning though and the views back over the Mamores were spectacular. It warmed up slowly during the day and the cloud came down. Tonight we will have light rain to the summits and it will be a soggy and cloudy day tomorrow. By the mid-week though we are forecast frosty nights and sunny days so the snow will freeze and the winter walking and climbing will be amazing!
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