Paul James, MIC - - Winter and Rock Climbing Conditions

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

02-03-11, Cairngorms - Winter Skills

Day 2 with the Royal Navy. We headed to Glen Feshie, up through the impressive Coire Garbhlach (photo above) and on to the summit of Carn Ban Mor. We concentrated on all things navigation. Interpreting contours, taking bearings, timings and distances, pacings and off course slope aspect, which changes quite dramatically several times in the coire. A lot of snow has disappeared however we found some steeper snow slopes to ascend at the top, which gave good value! As to be expected the snow wasn't particularly hard with the recent higher temperature but the winds were not as strong as forecast.

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