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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Atmospheric with lots of spindrift!

Great to see Alan back again for his annual winter climbing fix with Fi and I.
The ski road was closed first thing due to an unexpected dump of snow this morning and the weather was a lot wilder than any of the the forecasts suggested.
So a later start once the road was opened and from the Coire Cas carpark, it was goggles on, shoulder to the wind and safe travel techniques into the Coire an t-Sneachda bowl with spindrift and wind-slab building from all directions!
Several teams turned back and the coire was empty as we went "for a look".
We found a relative safe scoured approach that was unthreatened by the huge cornices, for bit of mixed winter climbing fun, with a good rap anchor off.

Despite the suffering from the icy blasts of spindrift it was a very atmospheric and a good fun day!
Lots more photos can be found on the Talisman Mountaineering blog photo album here.
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