Monday 1 February 2010

Cairngorm Winter Mountaineering- Day 1

Today I started a 5 day Introduction to Winter mountaineering at Glenmore Lodge. James and I took our 6 students to the north end of the Fiacaill Ridge to revise some basic winter skills. After navigating in we revisited kicking and cutting steps, self belay and self arrest before going on a short journey to the bealach on the Fiacaill and dropping down into Coire an t Sneachda.T eams were out climbing on Hidden Chimney, the Haston Line and Fingers Ridge- the crags are still plastered. There was some blown snow gathering around the tops of gullys (Jacob's looked quite unpleasant).

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