Friday, 6 January 2012

A windy day on Cairngorm

Day five of the Talisman Mountaineering course and another windy one!
We walked and navigated our up the Fiacaill a' Choire Chais to Point 1141 with the wind blasting across the ridge and with visibility that was just too good! From there, we walked up to the summit of Cairngorm then across to Ciste Mhiread for a sheltered lunch break.

A few skiers and snowboarders were doing some exciting looking jumps off the snow ramps they had built. We climbed up and down the steep snow slopes then dug some shelters and cut lots of snow blocks before turning back in to the wind and heading back down. By this time, the temperature must have gone up as the ice that was on the plateau was turning a bit slushy and the rime ice was blowing off the fences.


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