On the summit of Cairn Lochan 1215 m on Tuesday.
Monday. Practicing essential foot work skills with crampons on.
Wednesday, so beautiful between the blankets of high level cloud.
Learning to build pile up emergency shelters with fresh blown snow at 1083 m.
Our little shelter.
Late afternoon, the return to 'welcoming' cairn of .1141m on the Fiacaill Choire Chais.
Pretty murky and very cold at times above 1000 m. Perfect for navigation practice.
Getting colder as the Hoar grew on Monday.
Sometimes walking off a little later is a good thing! Aviemore in the distance.
Exploring and building snow holes under Cairngorm's summit.
Else where conditions seem good. Over on the west many routes have been climbed and folk are enjoying good walking conditions. Whilst driving home to Oban I could clearly see new snow in the hills of Glencoe. This is exciting as we are back out running courses next week in Glencoe. We have a 'mountaineering skills for ski touring day', 'winter walking skills course' and an 'introduction to winter mountaineering day' which are all happening between now and next Sunday. It is brilliant winter is back! Check out our What's On page on www.hebrideanpursuits.co.uk for more events and great value winter courses for 2013.