Friday, 28 March 2014

Glenmore Lodge winter skills

Wednesday on Ben MacDui with the Glenmore Lodge winter skills group, Lizzie, Liz, Alan and Billy - sunshine, blue sky and views everywhere!

A bit of a different day on Thursday with wind, spindrift and snow showers for our trip into Coire an t-Sneachda for some navigation practice and to dig emergency shelters which turned into cosy places for lunch.

 And finally Friday on Carn Ban Mor and Sgor Gaoith with weather that turned out better than we expected - very little wind and more views.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Sgor Gaoith

Another great day out navigating our way over Carn Ban Mor to Sgor Gaoith in poor visibility which was really just what we wanted after three beautifully sunny days!
Huge cornices lurk around the edges of the corries.
Day four of the Glenmore Lodge winter skills week.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Amazing views today

A selection of photos from today's walk over to Ben MacDui on day two of the Glenmore Lodge Intro to Winter Skills week.
Sunshine, blue sky, firm snow and ice for the crampons, amazing views! 

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Lighter winds at last

A day with winds that were much lighter than I've been out in for the past wee while!
Saturday was spent looking at basic winter skills with the Glenmore Lodge Into winter skills group whilst trying to find any shelter from the strong gusts and we did get some sun too. Sunday, by comparison, was a great day to be out and we headed up to the summit of Cairn Gorm.

 Fiacaill Ridge
 Cairn Gorm summit
 Ciste Mhiread