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Monday, 24 March 2008

More snow and graupel

It's been snowing on and off pretty constantly for the past few days so there's a lot of snow in the mountains and throughout Speyside. The avalanche risk is again a high Cat 4. See SAIS Cairngorms Avalanche Report
In preparation for Tuesday Nick, James and I looked at rock anchors and practised our climbing calls and knots at a local crag.
Fi and Shan had another day up in the ski area once the road was cleared of snow. They used an old roadside snowdrift of icy hard snow covered in powder.
Shan practised crampon footwork, crossing crevasses and snow bridges in preparation for his future trips to the Alps and Greater Ranges.

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