Tuesday, 16 December 2014


Loch Avon basin, wonderful snow for snow shoeing
Castlegates Gully well filled with snow
Coire an Lochain
Cairn Toul, Sgurr an Lochan Uanie & Braeriach
Stag Rocks and Loch Avon
Hells Lum Crag
Its been a very nice couple of days with light winds and sub zero temperatures on the mountain. There has also been some melt freeze going on last Sunday so conditions for walking and climbing are improving but still plenty of avalanche terrain around so careful route choice should be borne in mind. Today was great conditions for snow shoeing with a breakable crust in many places and os  a breeze to walk on compared to last Thursday and Friday. Some nice weather too and very cold on the Cairngorm plateau. Over at the Shelterstone Crag the gullies of Castlegates & Pinnacle are filling up nicely and would be good to climb once the snow has settled down. Hells Lum crag is well plastered with snow and Stag Rocks looks great too with the two big easy graded gullies well filled with snow. A great day to be out and about, especially with the snow shoes on :)

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