Saturday, 24 February 2018


Hope your crampons are sharp
Not windy here
Alladin's Buttress 
Scott relishing the Fiacaill Ridge 
Coire an Lochain 
Quiet on the Fiacaill today 
Step cutting down into Coire an Lochain 
Fiacaill Buttress 
Finishing off the day with some sliding
High pressure dominating the weather again today. Another day of sub zero temperatures on the tops and a very strong wind, even at low altitudes.  Scott out with me for just one day to see what this winter malarkey is all about. We set off from the Coire Cas carpark and within 5 minutes we had the crampons on, just like most other folk. The trails are solid snow and ice, despite of limited snow below 800m. We headed into Coire an t-Sneachda and made our way up to the Fiacaill Coire Sneachda ridge, traversing under the Fiacaill Buttress. Fabulous snow here, brilliant cramponing.  We were well sheltered from the SE winds.  Even along the ridge it was sheltered and by mid day the winds had eased. Scott smiled up the ridge and took everything in his stride, having great fun on his first taste of winter. We had a wander over Cairn Lochan and dropped into the coire via the Twin Burns. We finished the day with some step cutting and axe arresting.  More sun tomorrow.

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