Thursday, 19 December 2013

Winter skills or winter survival?

Both today! More emphasis on the survival side of things! One of our main jobs was to try and return with the skin on our faces still intact! Definitely have lost some and it looks like more will be lost over the next few days. Plenty of snow fell here around Aviemore early this morning which was great but mixed with some very strong winds we had a good challenge ahead. It was obvious that we needed a low level day and even this exposed us to some very gnarly conditions. We walked from the Sugar Bowl, through the Chalamain Gap, tackled the ferocious winds coming through the Lairig Ghru and then got picked up by Loch Morlich. A brilliant experience for the boys from London. Tomorrow looks like another day of face blasting! Kite is packed! Loads of snow was getting blow around and plenty of large accumulations on the lee slopes. Should be more substantial in the corries.

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