Sunday, April 15, 2007

See you next winter

We had a walk into Lochain today. There are a few crevasses appearing in the top sections of the Great Slab. It was a happening place for wild life, the Ptarmigans are changing into their summer plumage, here a male and female chase each other around the Corrie. Part of the reindeer herd were wandering about too, they came over to say hello which was great. This is the last blog for this season from us, see you next winter and thanks for all your support from North Cairngorm.

Where's the food dude?

Saturday, April 14, 2007

There is still snow out there

Today's pit was dug at 1050m. There was a suprising depth of snow in the mild conditions, (plus 9) but the snow is still fairly firm at higher altitudes. Jacobs Ladder.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Where's the sun gone!?

We had much cooler conditions in the Cairngorms today with the chilly North-Westerly wind. Here is Sneachda looking a little bare as the slow thaw continues.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Spring in the hills

This is Coire an Lochain today. There is still a bit of ice around especially on the easy angled slabs, but we did notice that it was falling off in places. The snow is very spring like on the sunny slopes and still quite firm in the shade higher up. Lots of Ptarmigans were seen chasing each other around the must be springtime.
Kathy doing the temperatures

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Don't forget your sun cream.

Wow another stunning day in the Cairngorms.... It's never dull, these two Chinooks gave us a fabulous display of formation flying which was very impressive... Red Arrows eat your heart out!
The ski touring on the plateau is pretty nice; spring snow on a firm base.