Category: Ice

Pateys Route, Invernookie and Mirror Direct

By , March 28, 2011 3:20 pm

Winter climbing conditions looked amazing this year so I couldn’t resist a trip to the Cairngorms for a bit of mixed fun with Ron and Fi.  Most of these pictures and videos have been stolen from Ron’s or Fi’s blogs and more can be found on their posts for the day! Thanks to Ron and Fi for […]

Rocky Ribs

By , March 15, 2009 4:42 pm

Today was dryer, clearer and busier!  Instead of climbing one of the busy classic lines we avoid the crowds by going up a rocky rib that separates two of the gullies.   We’d talked about doing Mirror Direct (a grade 4 ice route) but I’d stupidly left my axes in the car so that wasn’t an option, I almost cried when I realised what […]

The Runnel

By , March 14, 2009 1:22 pm

Walking into Sneachda this morning was a miserable experience, it was warm, windy, drizzly and there was hardly any snow under foot.  I was a little disappointed and didn’t expect to find any routes in condition despite Rons optimism.  I was wrong, all the main gully lines were full of firmish snow and things improved as we got higher.  We abandoned […]

Jacobs Edge (Coire an t-Sneachda)

By , January 27, 2009 6:59 pm

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Cairngorm White Out

By , January 25, 2009 7:02 pm

Dan and I had booked the time off work for this trip ages ago so it goes without saying that the weather was rubbish!  Several fresh dumps of snow and strong southish winds over the past couple of weeks meant we expected lots of windslab and large cornices to be hanging over the northern facing corries such as Sneachda.  The Scottish avalanche information […]

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