Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Cairngorm expedition

I was out with Graham, Anthony and David for the expedition part of their five day Talisman Mountaineering course.
We walked in to Coire an t-Sneachda in the best kind of weather you could ask for. Crampons on and we were off up half a gully then a bit of a walk towards our snowhole site just below Ben Macdui. Navigation was all about what we could see though the snowed over streams and lochans gave us something to think about when comparing summer nav with what you find in winter.
We made comfortable snowholes in which to spend the night then continued our journey this morning to Ben Macdui and on to summit Cairngorm.
 walking in to Coire an t-Sneachda
 half a gully
 just a great place to be
 digging

 a wee dram!
 full moon, snowhole view
early morning, snowhole view
blue sky enticed me out in the morning
 looking across to Cairngorm
 Braeriach in the background
 Ben MacDui

 Cairngorm
looking across to Ben MacDui

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