Sunday, 5 February 2012

Cairngorm summit and snowholes

The weather was so much better today compared to Saturday though our views over the Cairngorm Plateau were brief. Sue and I, with the Talisman Mountaineering winter skills and mountaineering course participants walked up to the back of Coire Cas then up the steep headwall where good and steady footwork was required then we continued on to the summit. The visibility deteriorated and Sue took us all down to Ciste Mhiread where we found a comfortable and clean snowhole for what was possibly our third lunch!
We dug some emergency shelters then had a look at how we could get down over some cornices using the rope and a snow bollard and then climbing down, both with a variety of fun results!


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