Sunday, 23 November 2008

Cairngorm winter climbing

Today it's been snowy all day and even all though the forecast said it was due to be warmer, it's been quite cold in the Corrie and by mid afternoon there were large flakes of snow falling. The winds are strong and climbing conditions have improved a lot since yesterday with well frozen turf and placements in cracks improving all the time.

The middle photo shows "Mess of Pottage" at around 10 ish this morning, the top photo is Richard climbing on the start pitch of "Fingers Ridge" and the lower (last photo) is Richard back at the Rescue box which is situated in the floor of the Corrie. You can see that visibility has deteriorated during the day and there is a good quantity of new fresh snow!

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