Sunday, 6 February 2011
06-02-11, Cairngorms - Winter Skills
Day 2 of Glenmore Lodge Winter Skills course, and another great day to be out on the hill. Light winds, hard snow, great visibility. We walked up Fiaciall Coire Cas, up to the summit of Cairngorm, dropped down to Ciste Meridh then back to the car park. Along the way we focused on navigation and making good route choices. Everything from orientating the map, taking bearings, timings, pacing and techniques you may want to consider when walking in whiteout conditions. The snow was very firm so whenever there was a slope crampons were necessary. Ciste Meridh was the only place we saw large accumulations of flesh wind slab. The northern corries looked very black, but the easier gully lines should be great. We could make out a lot of teams in Alladin's Couloir. Photos, Above - Coire an t-Sneachda, Below - Coire an Lochain.