Saturday, 21 January 2012

Cairngorm Facials

Today was the first day of a winter mountaineering course I am running on the East for WCMG.  The weather has been a bit full on today, and Ben and Chris have coped well with the wild conditions that are not really conducive to easy learning.  That said, we managed to cover a massive amount. After a refresher of some footwork skills in the morning, we got stuck into some snow anchors in the afternoon.

The boys working hard in the ming
Not a pleasent place to sit today

Anyone paying for a facial in some fancy salon should just come and spend a day out up here when the wind is blowing.  I think I have lost at least 2 layers of old skin today.  The conditions for climbing looked bleak, with black crags and lean gullies.

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