Sunday, 1 February 2009

Nice climbing in the Cairngorms today!

It has been a freezing cold day on Cairngorm today with the wind decreasing to around 30mph on the summits. Climbing conditions are really good with good placements almost every where. The Hill was overflowing with climbers! Lisa and I started out on Hidden Chimney but there were about four parties waiting at the foot of the most technical pitch , so rather than que and potentially loose the day, we opted to do some interesting variations which would loosely be described as climbing Jacobs Edge! We went on to climb Goat Track gully, again not our intended route option but the crowds in Red Gully prevented us ascending that! Never the less, we have had a great day. Conditions wise, things are ace, with with the snow pack relatively stable although there are snow showers forecast which will make things more interesting!

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