Saturday, 27 February 2016


Karen & Simon enjoying the Alpine ridge
We had it to ourselves!
This bit looks hard
Just fabulous
It was getting hot here!
Count the climbers in Sneachda, lots!
Fiacaill Buttress
Full cover on the plateau
Summit celebrations
Perfect snow
On the top
More rime ice fun
What a day! Clear skies, wall to wall sun, hardly a breeze, cold then hot. Alpine kind of day in The Cairngorms. Return clients Simon & Karen are out with me this weekend on their winter skills course. They came out with me last Autumn and we had a beautiful weather day on the Fiacaill Ridge. Today we were in the same place but under a fabulous winter coat. We had the place to ourselves. Stunningly beautiful Alpine kind of day after a very cold start. Loads of climbers in Sneachda but we had solitude on the ridge and enjoyed the stunning scenery at a leisurely pace. We went through some basic movement skills lower down the hill before tackling the fun Fiacaill. Just perfect. More clear skies and Alpine conditions tomorrow, I can hear the bells ringing in the meadows!

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