Sunday, 19 February 2012

Watson's Winter Weekend

This weekend I have been working with a small group from George Watson's College on their annual winter trip.  Despite the wild weather yesterday, we managed a skills refresher, before conquering the summit of the mighty Cairngorm.  The 60mph wind and whiteout conditions was no match for this driven bunch.  Even the 80mph gusts didn't stop them as they powered to glory.  Surprisingly, there was no one else up there!

Cairngorm in the wild weather

Oh! Ice Cream Eyes
Starting up Central Gully
Victoria finishing the last Ice step
Team Extreme at the top!!!

Today we climbed Central Gully I/II which is in excellent condition.  A good range of ice steps making very entertaining at the grade.  We walked back over 1141m to do a bit more sliding and take the chance to bury Andrew, who was far too willing.

A great weekend, and big well done to Andrew, Alan, Adam and Victoria for the hard work.

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