Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Windfest in the Cairngorms

Aladdin's Buttress in Coire An t-Sneachda

Today I headed east for a training day with Glenmore Lodge. The weather was forecast to worsen in the afternoon with the arrival of a front so we headed into Coire An t-Sneachda to have a look at conditions. The freezing level was just below the car park but followed us up in to the corrie. Compared to the west there was surprisingly little snow with a number of slopes scoured clear by the strong north westerly. The Northern Corries are becoming far busier and today was an opportunity to discuss alternative methods and areas for instructing in the area. There were a few teams out braving the conditions on the Message (IV 6), Droidless (VI 6), Red Gully (II), Crotched Gully (II) and the Runnel (II).