Paul James, MIC - - Winter and Rock Climbing Conditions

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

23-02-11, Cairngorms - Winter Skills

Day 3 of Reaseheath College Winter Skills week in the Cairngorms. The thaw has hit but the rain didn't arrive. Wet slushy snow about, ski centre still busy but the snow is disappearing slowly. The buttresses as to be expected are black, Aladdin's Mirror Direct is still massive. Today we walked into Coire an t-Sneachda, and looked at digging emergency shelters, and how to use a rope to get up steep slopes. Bucket Seats, Body Belaying, Buried Axes, Snow Bollards.
Photos - Above, Coire an t-Sneachda, Right, Ptarmigan posing for the camera. Emergency shelters.

South African abseil off a Snow Bollard.

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