Out on a Guided Winter Climbing Course in the Cairngorms today. There were still limited options for climbing above Grade II. Bill and Jim have done a bit here already so we opted to start up Spiral Gully (because it was mostly white - a dusting of snow on the small bare patches lending respectability and the possibility of harder ground above). We took a nice little icey mixed groove to the right of the main line and higher up the Grade III direct finish. We stuck to rockier ground as the turf was variable in consistency (not really poor but only thouroughly frozen where near icey patches). The temperatures got milder during the day and the wind rose- a promise of colder weather to come! Today I was working for Glenmore Lodge.