Thursday, 22 February 2018


Sgor Gaoithe , afternoon sun
Windy today
Teasing blue skies
Charlotte on the navigation again today 
Poor visibility above 1000m
Descending in sunshine

A change from yesterday's weather, well you can't have two days like that on the trot! It was a tad breezy on the tops with freezing temperatures again and cloud firming with the higher mountains of the Cairngorms. Perfect conditions for a Navigation Day.  Charlotte on her fourth and final day of her course this week. Most of the last few days we have been doing lots of navigation.  The number 1 'winter skill'. The 'Sgorans' or Glen Feshie hills are brilliant,  featureless plateau with many undulating summits in the region of 900-1000m altitude. The snow was solid again and crampons for much of the day. We had poor visibility above 900m. Not much in the way of views today but great day for hoping your map and compass skills. We did lots of paceing and Charlotte was spot on every leg of the navigation. A great 4 days and some fabulous snow conditions.  4 Day courses popular this season. 

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