Chasing the sunset down to Glen Nevis
by andrewdoggett » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:47 pm
There is a small cairn that marks the top of the descent path but may have been covered in snow, and in any case there wouldn't have been a path...
Glad you got down safely and looks like a magic day... Great photos of what is one of my favourite parts of Scotland...
Here's a photo of my buddy topping out on the descent you chose to avoid...
by BlackPanther » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:00 am
We've done two more Munro circuit since, so I have some fresh memories to cover the scary ones
andrewdoggett wrote:There is a small cairn that marks the top of the descent path but may have been covered in snow, and in any case there wouldn't have been a path...
Yes it was covered in snow, there was still a thick layer of the white stuff on the summit plateau, we couldn't find the cairn, hard as we tried... The slope looked (an felt) just as bad everywhere, we attempted the descent in a few different spots along the AM ridge but it was just too dubious.
dogplodder wrote:Think if I did these two again by this route I'd do it clockwise since like you I prefer slippy steep slopes on the ascent.
Quite agree, going up even on a wet slope, it's easier to keep your balance And I find it quite unnerving when I have to look down into the abyss on the descent
During our first attempt on these two, we actually went up Coire Guibhsachan, but didn't get as high as the step section. It was raining cats and dogs so we turned back.
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