Sunday, 5 February 2012

Feb 3rd. Intro Winter Climbing. Cairngorms.

Amazing Blue Horizons. Looking towards Braeriach.
Bart and Mike on the last pitch.
Mike Belaying Bart and Liam.
Friday was a near perfect day in the Cairngorms.
Blue skies, warm sunshine and good conditions for teaching the basics of winter climbing to students from Manchester University Mountaineering Club. Liam, Mike and Bart were keen to brush up and learn about stance management, leading through and constructing simple and effective belays. We spent the day on the Twim Ribs, in the Northern Corries practicing, all manner of systems and anchors on both rock and Snow. The guys headed out to climb on Saturday but the dreadful conditions forced a sensible retreat. On Sunday they climbed routes such as Pigmy Ridge and Central Gully, putting it all into practice and returning with big grins!