Today was the first day of a weeks walking trip to Scotland with my good friend and fellow instructor Bob and our Hafod colleagues. We opted for a gentle day today to start off the walk and opted for Stob Ban (977m) on the edge of the Grey Corries.
Our route for the day, took us up to the Lairig Leacach bothy, before heading up to Stob Ban. As we progressed up the snow slopes it was soon time to put on the crampons and I amused my colleagues with my lack of planning as I removed my new crampons from the cardboard box they came in and proceeded to make a right mess of adjusting them to fit my boots (I think there’s a learning point here ………..)!!
With my crampons fitted it was time for a quick snack before heading up to the summit. From the summit we retraced our steps to the bothy and then began the long walk out back to the car.