The Cairngorms 05-08/03/13

I’ve been working all week in the Cairngorms running a winter climbing course for
Its been a great week of changing conditions and climbing and the team have been good crack and met the winter challenge head on…
A change in the weather on Thursday brought all the steep mixed routes back into great condition, most other routes were already looking good, though there is now a reasonable avalanche threat in many areas.  We moved away from the Runnel on Thursday due to the amount of fresh debris at its base.
A selection of shots from the week below.
Patey’s Route IV/5 **

Abb descent…
 The Vent

 Looking at ice threads
 Lead climbing instruction
Steep mixed looking good again!
 Good ice on The Vent
The Seam IV/5 ***

Celebration brawl at the top… Concentrate!