If you can get the weather data from Aonach Mor you'll see there was a huge temperature spike yesterday from -3.5C at 6am to +4.5C in the afternoon and back down again to -3C by the small hours. So today we woke to a fresh layer of snow on the tops and the promise of it staying cold for a few days. Today and I went to Glen Coe to shelter from the strong winds and climbed Curved Ridge. We had it to ourselves which was a surprise and it was great fun.
The cloud was above the tops and the fresh snow was being blown around in the wind, showing the rotors behind ridges and making cracking noises as the wind whipped around edges of rock. The snow was dry from the foot of the climbing out of Crowberry Basin and with a bit of sunshine as well we had a fantastic time. The wind was a bit blowy on top but it had dropped throughout the day so it was quite alright. We walked down the path in Coire na Tullach which was not icy.
Buachaille Etive Mor has the most brilliant views when you can see them and today we had a treat!
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