Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Winter climbing in the Cairngorms

Met up with Andy Nisbet and Susan Jensen this morning at the Cairngorm Mountain car park. We carried  in a  rack of gear and ropes with the intention of exploring a new unrecorded winter climb. We did not expect the conditions to be so fine and ended up soloing two nice climbing routes. It was a great day with good pals. Windy and it felt chilly and the turf was frozen enough to be useful! Below is a short video showing conditions on Coire An Lochan today 26 December 2016.

Susan on or first climb of the day.

Susan and Andy, lunch stop!

Susan on our second climb.

Winter climbing in the Cairngorms - a great day with two great friends.

With my very good pal Andy Nisbet and  fellow Alpine Club  committee and SMC member Susan Jensen we nipped into the Cairngorms today and did a couple of climbs. We expected them to be harder so we carried in ropes and a climbing rack. We ended up soloing both of the unrecorded climbing routes. Winds were strong and it was relatively chilly. An ace day with good friends and great way of burning up the excessive calorific intake of our recent Christmas celebrations!
Susan on our first adventure of the day.

Sunshine and wind...Susan and Andy at our lunch picnic stop.

Susan on our second climb

And again, Susan climbing.

Sunday, 25 December 2016