Sunday, 28 February 2016

CAIRNGORM ALPINE WEEKEND, DAY 2

Simon & Karen enjoying the sunshine again
Fiacaill Buttress
Sunrise over Sneachda
Snow shelters
In the shade from the sun
Windy Col - Hot Col
Mess of Pottage
Shades, sun & smiles
Alpine Sneachda
And the Alpine Adventure in the Cairngorms continues! Day two for Karen and Simon on their mini Cairngorm Alpine Weekend. It was even warmer today once the sun rose over Coire an t-sneachda. It was like an oven at the Moraines where we dug various forms of snow shelters. These are used for emergencies from blizzards and sheltering from exposure to cold but today they came in very useful for some shelter from the blistering heat! After lunch we moved on up to the slopes up to Windy Col. Stunning scenery in an Alpine wonderland. We dug various types of snow anchores and some rope work for steep ground. The sun was blistering at this point! How many days do we get like this? How lucky are these guys in getting two days like this? On the way down from 1141m we finally got some sliding and axe arresting into the course. A  skill low down on the list  for being safe in the winterhlls, IMHO! A fab couple of days and great company. Cheers guys.

3 comments:

Simon Ashton said...

Thanks Gary for an amazing weekend of Winter Skills, cant believe you even booked the sun to shine for 2 days!! We cant recommend you enough, this was our second visit to you and again you made it easy to learn new techniques and have all our questions answered. 4 stars service.... it would have been 5 stars but you told me off for sitting down when i should have been standing lol.
If your reading this and wondering if you should use Gary, all i can say is 'yes' Great guy, great instruction, great location.
See you on the hills Gary :-)

Gary Hodgson said...

Many thanks Simon & Karen. Very kind comments. Next time you're out I will dig a big bucket seat so you can have a sit down :) . Cheers!

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