Saturday, 14 February 2009

Winter skills from Coire na Ciste




It was rather busy today at Cairngorm and by 09:30, we were almost the last cars to be let in to the lower car park at Coire na Ciste. We were told that folk had been queuing since 07:00 for the skiing. Conditions looked good but there must have been a bit of a wait at the tows.
Our Talisman group of Mark, Ben, Su, Becca and I headed up from the car park towards Coire Laogh Mor to practice step kicking, cutting and ice axe braking and to look at the differences in the snow as we moved around the corrie and up the ridge. Despite the mild temepratures, we found some suitable snow for the crampons too.
Even the reindeer were out in Coire na Ciste today!

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