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Saturday, 4 February 2017

Full on winter on Nottingham's Uni MC winter weekend!

A great few days with a great team of instructors, Jonathan, Mungo, Hannah, Emma and myself on Nottingham Uni MC's annual winter skills weekend.

In contrast to the high winds and low cloud on Saturday, Sunday was a more pleasant and snowy day with a considerable avalanche risk.

Mungo and I headed up and over Cairngorm's shoulder onto the safer wind scoured slopes for some more winter mountaineering while Hannah and Emma had a good journey round the Cas headwall to Cairngorm's summit with the students consolidating their winter skills.

Jonathan's winter climbing team made a challenging ascent of Central LH and onto the Rib to avoid a rather large developing cornice above Central Gully.

We also had Tim out Guiding Andrew on the Hastom Line and Hidden Chimney which like Central Gully had a lot of fresh snow but on partially frozen ground and some suspect unfrozen rock.

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