Paul James, MIC - - Winter and Rock Climbing Conditions

Friday, 24 January 2014

24-01-14, Coire an t-Sneachda, Cairngorms - Winter Blasting

Extremely windy today, very hard to walk or stand. Plenty of wind slab formed on lee slopes. In the morning, the path was frozen, but throughout the day the altitude of the freezing level rose. Many people turning back and walking out from 10am on wards. We were mean't to be taking a team climbing, but with the strong winds and avalanche conditions that was impossible. The team have never been out in winter so it was good to experience some Scottish blasting, see what works and how to stay comfortable, but to get used to moving around with axes and crampons also. It has been quite a spicy week and it is set to continue a bit longer!

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