Thursday, 12 March 2009


Day 4 of our winter skills course. We were dropped off at the Ciste car park and navigated in a stiff breeze up to Ciste Mhearad. Here a little fresh snow was drifting in and Digger from the SAIS was hard at work. We explored a couple of snow holes and dug emergency shelters to have our lunch in. We also managed to release a little slab on the edge of the gully. From there we headed up to the summit of Cairngorm where it was gusting about 60mph. We carried on navigating to 1141 and made our way back down.

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