Thursday, 14 January 2016


Liah copeing well with the navigation in the winds
Not quite goggle weather yet
Stag Rocks
A deserted Cairn Gorm
Shelterstone Crag
Pic-nic in the sun
Finishing with a slide
It was a very cold day with sub zero temperatures even at lower levels. The afternoon was even colder with the westerly winds increasing. Liah fancied another good hill day out. Today I let her plan the route and do all the navigation, avalanche assessments & any other decision making. She did an excellent job. Spot on navigation in a white out coming off the summit of Cairn Gorm, down the south slopes and over to Stag Rocks. Here the cloud broke and we enjoyed some nice views with a bit of sunshine. The wind picked up in the afternoon and rather than face into the spindrift all the way up to Cairn Lochan we changed the route for something more pleasant, ie wind behind us! Another day of hard work trail breaking. It's going to take some time to consolidate. No milder temperatures over the next few days, in fact it's getting colder into the weekend with double figure minus temperatures at night. Wrap up warm and get ready for some wading!

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