Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Scottish winter climbing again!

The recent wet and windy weather and lowering freezing level has brought snow to the higher ground. We took advantage of the clearer weather today to walk into the Northern Corries of the Grampian mountains ( wonderful Cairngorm of course!) A rope of three of us, Kathy Andy and myself climbed Pygmy ridge. Kathy was by far the most photogenic so she is shown here! First thing this morning the winds were blowing strong from the west and carried a lot of spindrift, but later in the day the wind had died down a bit. The rock was dry and there was some ice forming on Alladins direct and ice forming on the boulders of the approach route. A great day!

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