Sunday, 30 December 2018


Point Five Gully 

Cutting Steps 

Something steeper

enough snow

Fiacaill Buttress looking very bare

The ladies storming up the gully

Self belaying

More like May or June
Ice melting away

Another day of very mild temperatures and a slow thawing of any exsisting snow in the Northern Cairngorms. Today it was Day 1 of Amanda & Laura's 3 day winter course.  Amanda was out with me a few years ago and Laura, it was her first time out. We headed into Coire an t-Sneachda and went onto Point Five Gully.  A great spot and had it to ourselves. The gully is almost complete, just a few  rocks poking out. We had enough snow to cover a wide range of essential movement on snow and ice.
Despite the limited snow we got lots covered.  Always pays to hire a 'local instructor ' who will know where the best locations are in meagre times ;-)

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