3/2/12 Route Major, Carn Etchachan

Steve at the top of Route Major.
Sharon climbing on Route Major with Hells Lum behind.
Ian looking towards Carn Etchachan and the Shelter Stone.
The belay below the exit chimney of Route Major.
Ian and Sharon walking across a frozen Loch Avon.

Today was a beautiful day in the Cairngorms. Ian, Sharon, Steve, Martin and I went over to Carn Etchachan and climbed Route Major. The approach was fairly quick due to the ground and Loch Avon being frozen.

The route itself, was in excellent condition. We chatted to another team who climbed Scorpion and Pamela and Nic climbed Deep Cut Chimney on Hells Lum.

During the day I could hear large bangs. I think it was ice falling off Stag Rocks but could not be sure of the exact location.

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