29/2/12 to 01/03/12 The Cairngorms

Loch Etchachan with Beinn Meadhoin behind.


Loch Avon Basin. The Shelter Stone is on the left, Hells Lum in the middle of the photo and Diagonal Gully on the right of the photo.
The Shelter Stone bivouac with Hells Lum behind.

For the past two days I have been in the Cairngorms. We ascended Ben Macdui before staying in the Shelter Stone Bivouac and climbing Cairn Gorm this morning.

There are still some large patches of snow around. From a distance it appears that some of the easy gully lines in venues such as Coire Bhrochain and An Garbh Choire are complete. However, some routes have laarge cornices above them so careful route selection will be needed. Diagonal Gully on Stag Rocks was on complete.

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