Sunday, 9 December 2007

Amazing Day in the Cairngorms

Here we are again: Andy and I on a new route we did in the Cairngorms today. We named it Ptarmigan Ridge. Its about four long pitches with a fifty meter rope and will be grarded Scottish winter grade III, but its only this grade if you take the most direct line and stay on the ridge. Its an amzing route and a great day out and ideal for climbing in bad weather!
As you can see, there is lots of snow in the Cairngorms. There were people telemarking although the snow was wet and a bit scant at the level of the Cairngorm Car park however higher up and on the crags there is good snow cover! Much of it is unconsolidated and with the high winds you need to reamain alert and avoid avalanche prone slopes!

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