Friday, 6 May 2016

MAY WINTER SKILLS IN THE CAIRNGORMS

Plenty of snow in Coire an t-Sneachda for snow skills
Soft snow
making our way to the Fiacaill
Loving it
Rock and snow on the ridge
Graham cooling off on the top
The team on Cairn Lochan
Celebrations
See how much sliding we can get in
More
and another long slide down
video
Dave and his group of 10 folk booked a day out with me just a few days ago. Their annual weekend away to the hills usually includes a big day on the mountains and some wild camping. They saw last weeks winter conditions and thought it sensible to get some instruction on walking safely in snow. With such a big group of 11 folk I had Rich help me out today. It was great fun and all the guys had similar fitness levels so we stayed as a group quite nicely. We headed into Sneachda to run through the basics before heading up to the Fiacaill Coire Sneacda. It was very hot in the snow on steep ground. The ridge still as snow banked up along its western side. There are some patches of bare ground on the plateau but the snow cover is still extensive despite the heatwave. Great fun bum sliding down from Cairn Lochan iinto the coire. A fun day out and a great bunch of guys who loved every minute. We never saw another soul all day Winter fun if you still want it! Cheers to Rich coming over from the wild west to help me today.

8 comments:

Spencer Nash said...

A big thanks to you and Rich! A wonderland day in the mountains.

Too guiding and skills sessions.

Spencer Nash said...

I meant TOP guiding skills. Darn iPhone 😜

JonboyS said...

I second (or 3rd) that. Best decision we made to take the guided option as it made for a varied and overall great day out on the mountain. Thanks guys.

JonboyS said...

I second (or 3rd) that. Best decision we made to take the guided option as it made for a varied and overall great day out on the mountain. Thanks guys.

Gary Hodgson said...

Hi guys. Many thanks and so glad you got lots out of the day and had plenty of fun. Sorry for late reply, only just seen your lovely comments. Cheers

Gary Hodgson said...

:)

Gary Hodgson said...

:)

Gary Hodgson said...

Hi guys. Many thanks and so glad you got lots out of the day and had plenty of fun. Sorry for late reply, only just seen your lovely comments. Cheers