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Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Nice dry rock but feeling colder in the SE wind

Robin, Laura, Fi and I had an enjoyable day scrambling, rock climbing and looking at basic ropework on our way up Fiacaill Ridge and around Coire an Lochain.
More cloud and a fresh SE breeze made it feel a lot colder today.
On the walk in we met the two keen rock climbers we saw yesterday. They were obviously not put off by the snow and were seen heading to climb Magc Crack via the start of Genie....?
We started from Coire an t-Sneachda near the foot of Fiacaill Ridge kicking and cutting steps in the firm snow onto the main ridge where we gained shelter from the wind on it's west aspect.
After scrambling and some easy rock climbing on lovely rough dry granite we had lunch on the plateau.
Later we walked over Cairn Lochain and found more icy snow to practise step cutting. We descended via Lurcher's Ridge and had great views into a very snowy Coire an Lochain.
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