We ventured out again today, with a plan to ascend Cairngorm in the wild winds. A cunning plan to shelter through the ski area to the restaurant worked well. The more consistent winds, rather than gusts made it easier to manage. That said, the winds were strong as we went from our shelter behind the restaurant up to the summit. Everyone managed really well, and made consistent progress to the top. We had the full winter experience as we descended, and found a nice drift low down to dig some emergency shelters. A good day despite the forecast.