Friday 20th February

For the last two days i have been working for Climb 365 in the Cairngorms with Manchester Grammar School.

On wednesday we climbed Fiacall Couloir on the Fiacall Buttress.  The route had excellent snow and ice in it and the chockstone is well buried.  Other teams climbed Invernookie which is a bit loose at the moment and the classic gully lines.

On thursday we climbed The Runnel taking the right hand exit which gave an excellent pitch of II/III.  We then headed to the Mess of Pottage and climbed The Slant with a direct finish before heading to the summit of Cairn Gorm.  Other teams were in all the gully lines (although Red Gully and Goat Track are looking very very rocky) and some teams were on Milky Way and Astroturfer in Coire an Lochain reporting excellent icy conditions.

The buttresses were begining to rime up as we were leaving the corrie.

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