Monday 23 March 2009

Winter Skills in the Cairngorms

Winter came back today to the Cairngorms. A dusting of snow accompanied us on our walk in for Day 1 of a 5 day Introduction to Winter Skills at Glenmore Lodge. We looked at the basics of using the boot, the axe and crampons to walk on bullet hard neve near the base of the Fiacaill of Sneachda. As we went on a little journey into the Coire the wind picked up and by the time we reached the flat ice below the Goat Track things were getting quite wild. We walked out into a strong gale and more fresh snowfall.

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