Sunday, 30 December 2007
Cold, sunny and busy
A lovely cold sunny and very busy day in the Cairngorm Northern Corries. The approach path from Coire Cas was very icy after yesterdays rain and snow. The upper Cairngorm's now have a thin covering of fresh snow. With a good forcast for today and great neve, the popular gullies were even more popular! Climbers were dotted all over the place and with long queues on some routes... Today our mountaineering course members were split into two groups to learn all about the construction of snow belays, such as buried ice axe's and snow bollards. They then enjoyed good climbing in Aladdin's Couloir with Andy Nisbet and in Jacob's Ladder with yours truly. Andy even had time and energy to take them for a hike onto the plateau and over Cairn Lochain!
Fi had a good winter skills and Munro bagging day with clients Trevor and Clare. Some additional photos of Coire an Lochain today can be found on Fi's Marmotte Blog at http://www.marmotte.co.uk/blog/diary and on the Talisman Blog at http://www.talisman-activities.co.uk/blog/mountain_diary
See also the photos of Hells Lum and Shelterstone areas on Kathy's SAIS Cairngorm Blog at http://saisncairngorms.blogspot.com/