Thursday, 23 February 2012

Last Route in the Corrie?

Friendly locals - Cairngorm reindeer

I'm currently on day 4 of a winter mountainnering course for Glenmore Lodge. However winter has gone! Today we headed back in to Coire an t-Sneachda for the guys to pitch some grade I ground using a variety of snow, direct and rock belays. A line of wet snow and ice between the Goat Track and Point 5 Gully gave us a good day out despite the rain and we were sheltered from the strong westerlies gusting over the Fiacaill Ridge above us

Warning - Reindeer on path!

Enjoying the 'ice'

Digging a buried axe belay in the rain!

The final pitch to the plateau