Sunday, 15 February 2015

Snow Hole Bonanza

Yesterday was the start of a winter week with Bolton Boys School.  To start things off, we headed to the Cairngorm to do an overnight exped.  We pottered up the ridge to the cafe, then navigated over to ciste m.  The current snow conditions meant that the digging was extremely difficult.  The 2 teams worked extremely hard over the 3 1/2 hours, and finished after it had turned dark.  Once everyone was fed and watered, we took a trip up to the summit of Cairngorm.   It was a reasonable night in the holes.  So after much faff, and delayed departure.   We ended up walking out in the worst of the morning wind.  The storm force winds made it a challenging experience for the lads, but they did really well.  The winds were so strong in the ciste car park,  that folks were being blown over, a real Scottish day.

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