Saturday, 20 January 2018


Carol on the Fiacaill 
Busy along the ridge
Brilliant snow
Great axe and crampon placements 
More fun
Final step
Busy today
It was a fine, cold start to the day with light winds in The Cairngorms. Carol on day 2 of her 4 Day Winter Course with me this week. Today we ramped it up a bit and some steeper terrain. What better place to do this than the Fiacaill Coire Sneachda? It was quite busy with about 10 folk but we bypassed them all. Carol moveing quickly but still enjoying the grand views and brilliant snow conditions. We were up on the plateau by lunch time but the cloud had come in by this time. Poor visibility along Cairn Lochan and here the snow is variable with a mix or rime, ice, breakable crust and some neve. Busy day at the Ski area but we had avoided the Saturday crowds for much of the time. Another brilliant winter day and great to see how novice clients progress so quickly with bags of confidence. Tad windy tomorrow and some more snow heading our way. Winter continues....

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