Monday, 13 January 2014

Winter skills with James

James and I set off for three days of adventuring around the Cairngorms and an introduction to walking in the mountains in winter for James. We managed to visit most of the vacinity between the ski centre and Ben Macdui looking at snow craft skills, emergency shelters, avalanche awareness and winter navigation. We were blessed with some calmer weather and a good mix of beautiful views and poor visibility to hone in our navigation skills.
On our way up to Cairngorm, a break in the clouds while we were practising a navigational tool, aspect of slope.

Walking into Corrie an Lochain

Where next??

A winter mountain leader training group on the approach to the summit of Stob Corrie an Lochan

A fine day in Corrie an T-Sneachda, plenty of climbers making their way in.

Emergency shelter building, better known as playing in the snow.
The Finished product.

On the Summit of Ben Macdui, great navigation by James to get us there.



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