The Cairngorms are plastered in good neve and ice. We had great climbing conditions in Spiral Gully and all its variations today. Some fresh cornices building on NE aspects and on the Coire Cas ski area headwall.
Worth taking an ice screw or two on even mixed routes as there's lots of good neve and ice in all the grooves. An easy walk off the plateau following the ski tows back to the car and then back into Aviemore for Christmas turkey. Lots more photos from today on our Facebook 'Winter Conditions' album here.
Best Xmas winter climbing and skiing conditions for years - short video clip here :-)