Paul James, MIC - Mountain-Expertise.co.uk - Winter and Rock Climbing Conditions
Sunday, 19 January 2014
19-01-14, Cairngorms - Winter Skills
Another ming-fest today. Windy, sleety and warm - not a pleasant combo. Day 2 winter skills, we did some winter navigation to get into Sneachda and some slush emergency shelter digging, couldn't stay outside in it too long though. We are going through the most substantial thaw this season, most low level snow has depleted but 800m upwards there is still plenty. I couldn't really see the crags that well, some black rock is showing but I imagine there is still loads of snow hanging in there also. Temperature is set to drop over tomorrow so that should transform the snow into fine neve.
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