Monday, 17 February 2014


It was clear early morning
Soon time to check the map

Then it was accurate compass bearings for the rest of the day
Well done Chris & Rhys, they got to the summit with all their own work
And pacing/timing on the way down too
Return clients Chris & Rhys are out with me again this winter for two more days of skills. Today was perfect conditions for some winter navigation on Ben Macdui. The guys navigated in some demanding conditions with white out much of the time above about 1000m. The day started dry and the tops were clear, we even had some sunshine at the top of Lurchers Gully. There was a keen wind which was blowing lots of loose snow about but this died back after mid day. We saw no one after leaving the ski area at Coire Cas. The guys were excellent and all their bearings, pacing and timing were spot on, made a nice change for me not doing all the navigation :) Excellent cover of snow on the plateau and will be superb with a bit of melt/freeze but it's near perfect for ski touring (or snow shoeing!).

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