..................Fast forward almost two years and we were once more planning a snow hole trip on Bein Ime. This time we were better prepared in every respect. Heavy snowfall had been followed by a thaw then a prolonged period of high pressure and freezing temperatures. What this meant was that I'd seen exactly how much snow was on the hills and knew that although the snow cover was patchy there were deep snow patches remaining which importantly would be frozen hard and would be really safe for digging into. The weather was forecast to break but we hoped to grab the last opportunity to get out beforehand.
We parked up in the same lay by as the previous igloo trip and started getting ready.
The light from the setting sun was stunning as it lit Bein Ime in it's glow. I think by now Shuzz was beginning to realise the folly of bringing his snowboard.
This view is back down towards the bealach with the Cobbler behind and the flank of Ben Narnain on the left.
Shuzzy balanced precariously on the frozen snow with our shelter and the summit cairn behind.
I still want to sleep in a snow hole at some point though!