After rearranging our planned walk up Bidean nam Bian from earlier in the week due to extremely strong winds I was out in Glencoe with Colin making an attempt on Bidean today. We enjoyed some fantastic sunshine and blue skies early on as we climbed straight up into Coire an Lochain where we entered the realm of the spring snowpack. It was a mixture between deep slush, harder neve and many variations in between. As we began to climb out of the coire we were hit by squalls of heavy rain and strong winds, but hoping it would pass as weather forecast seemed better than that we forged on and were about 1000m up on the ridge to Stob Coire nan Lochain when we decided the weather was not letting up as we were already in full waterprooves and looking thoroughly wet. As the wind whipped around us with more rain we opted to head down to the Clachaig for a hot drink instead. It was frustrating since it looked like we would have a good chance based on the forecast, but it doesn’t always work out that way! The soup and tea were extremely welcome at the Clachaig Inn so maybe next time!