Monday, 30 January 2012

Cairngorm Weekend

Myself and Matt have been East this weekend working with Richard, Chris and Richard.  I was with Rich G and our focus was on gaining confidence on routes and a variety of terrain.  Saturday saw us climbing in the Forty Thieves area at around grade 2.  This gave a mix of terrain and also left us with enough time to look at some snow craft on the way down.  Matt climbed Fluted Buttress Direct IV,5*** with Richard and Chris, who all came back with a big smile on their faces.

Rich and Chris chillin in the chimney

Sunday we started early and walked over to Hell's Lum.  Matt and the boys climbed a busy Deep Cut Chimney IV,5***, whilst Richard and I opted for the Sneer III.  We made quick progress up our route, so walked back into Sneachda and climbed Goat Track Gully Right Hand II.

It was nice to get away from the crowds and climb some Cairngorm ice that is not really that far to walk to.

1 comment:

John said...

You've had quite a climb. I wish I could go for a short break Scotland in the Cairngorms mountain, too, but I have a lot of work to do now. Hopefully, I will be able to visit this heavenly spot on Earth in summer.