9th to 11th February Northern Cairngorms

I have had a busy three days in the Cairngorms with Glenore Lodge. On tuesday i climbed Sidewinder in Coire an Lochain. The route was very white with little kit between belays. On wednesday we climbed the Haston Line and finished up Yukon Jack to give a more sustained outing. The route was in good condition. Today we climed Aladdins Mirror Direct, abseiled back down to the bottom and climbed Aladdins Mirror. The Direct is currently quite short but steep for the grade. Other teams have been on Hidden Chimney, Jacobs Edge, Pateys Route, Fluted Buttress Direct, The Genie, Invernookie and all the easy gully routes. The last three days have seen whiteout conditions on the

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