Saturday's weather forecast was for a wet and very windy morning followed by a calmer, brighter and colder afternoon.
To get the best out of the day we spent the morning looking a ropework while sheltering from the weather then in the afternoon when the wind and rain stopped headed up to practise some winter skills in the sun! Sunday was a breezy, firm and crusty wet pants day, though getting more and more wintry!
The weather wasn't particularly pleasant but perfect for refining Mark and Christina's winter mountaineering skills in Coire an t-Sneachda.
We were on steeper ground in more adverse goggle conditions as we climbed up onto the Cairngorm plateau.