18/2/12 to 20/2/12 The Cairngorms and Glencoe

Gayle scrambling on the North East Ridge of Angels Peak.
The team outside Corrour Bothy.
Tam, Gayle and Ann walking from Angels Peak to Cairn Toul.
On Saturday Tam, Ann, Morag, Gayle, Paul, John and I headed into the Corrour Bothy from the Linn of Dee. Light snow and strong winds accompanied our walk in.
We got up early on Sunday and ascended the North East Ridge of Angels Peak to the summit, Cairn Toul and the Devils Elbow. There is still large amounts of snow in this area of the plateau. The high corries of the Cairngorms (such as An Garbh Coire) have large amounts of snow in them and on Sunday the buttresses were white. The descent to the Bothy from the plateau had some avalanche danger.
Today I have been in Glencoe teaching winter skills near the ski centre. It has been very wet. Torrential rain and high winds have affected Glencoe all day. A number of the rivers will now be difficult to cross.
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