Central Gully, Coire an Sneachda

​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.

Return to winter

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.

Observatory Ridge V.4, Ben Nevis

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.

Leading the slant

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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.

A soggy start

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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.