Sunday, 25 January 2009

Full winter climbing conditions

Those who were bold enough to get out of the car at the Cairngorm ski area car park this morning and brave the approach walk, were well rewarded with a wonderful day. Spindrift, poor visibility and wonderful conditions for torquing, squeezing, lay backing and hauling oneself up on unpredictable placements! Scottish winter climbing at it's most exciting, there is no where better in the world where you can train for inclement mountaineering conditions in the greater ranges than right here on our back door! These photos are of Stephen again on a wonderful Cairngorm classic! Tomorrow, I suspect gullies on northerly aspects will be full of snow with some interesting cornices. It's defentely worthwhile checking the SAIS blog and reports.

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