Saturday, 19 February 2011
19-02-11, Cairngorms - Winter Skills
Today I have been working for Glenmore Lodge on a MCofS Scottish Universities Winter Skills course. Very stormy weather. The Ski Road was closed until about midday due to 100mph winds in the top car park and drifting snow blocking the upper link road. Luckily we managed to get a drop off at the Ciste car park and ventured out from there. Lots of fresh deep snow being blown, plenty of windslab forming. We didn't ascend much higher up the mountain than 700m, but we managed to cover ice axe arresting, avalanche awareness and crampon skills.