Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Christams Day in the Cairngorms

Yesterday Kathy and I went out to check the snow conditions. We moved together up Crotched Gully with a 25 metre rope placing some runners as we moved up the climb. Conditions were ace in all the gullies with good frozen neve, although there are places where the ice axes pulled through the snow, so some care has to be taken! We then dug a snow pit to record data for the avalanche service. As there was spindrift cascading down the gullies and snow forecast for last night the avalanche risk is CAT 2.

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