Looks like this may be the start of winter finally. Great day out with Justin, Owen and Maurice climbing Hidden Chimney.
The final day working on an intro to winter climbing course. Today we climbed Central Gully in Sneachda in surprisingly good condition, plenty of snow and even a bit of ice. Even managed 2 ice screws. Great job Mike and Luigi for putting all the bits together and leading the route by themselves.
Great week with Mike and Luigi. A couple of great days and stunning weather. Today was very windy but still loads of learning.
Finally a return to proper winter conditions. We climbed Ewan Buttress in lochan. Today was all about giving the guys a really good full on winter climbing experience.
A lovely sunny day in the Cairngorms whilst walking over to Ben Macdui.
Great fun day climbing with Casper on Ben Nevis. We left the car at 7.30 and made a quick accent to the CIC hut. After a bit of a chat we headed for Observatory Ridge. In hind sight we should have done something a little higher and shorter… The rock was covered in verglass and soft snow which made the climbing very slow. At the top of the steepness we decided to ab off, which was a good move as 45 mins later it was dark.
We had a very early start today to try and beat the thaw. Unfortunatly it was very mild and all the rime and ice was melting fast. We managed a quick climb up the slant before it got too wet.
Today was very cold, but stunning anf clear. We headed up into Coire an Lochan to see what looked good. We ended up clinbing Ewan Buttress and spent the day looking at leading skills.
A pretty mild, wet and windy start for Evan on day 1 of his intro to winter climbing course with Cairngorm Adventure Guides. Forecast looks much better (colder) for the next 2 days.