WMS - Day 2

Day two was spent on Buachaille Etive Beag in Glen Coe, with two groups on different routes.

The first group first climbed the central (unnamed?) peak of 902m, followed by a dash along the ridgeline to the top of Stob Dubh at 958m.  The estimated summit wind speed (typical for the week) was about 40mph.  The group can just be made out in the two central photos above, below and right of the central summit.

The second group climbed the third peak, Stob Coire Raineach (925m), moving over mixed group of snow, rock and ice.

The two groups met up again in the main saddle between the peaks where they underwent instruction in digging snow-holes (for emergency shelters), as well as cutting steps in ice slopes and digging snow pits to guage avalanche potential.

Several members of the first group then ditched gear and sprinted for the top of Stob Coire Raineach, whilst the second group bagged the central summit in ever increasing wind (I belive there's a photo somewhere of us lying down on the top so we wouldn't get blown over by the wind!).

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