The Slant, Cairngorms

I have been out today in the Cairngorms with Wilson, Bob, Paul and John from the Falkirk High Tops Team. We walked into Coire an t-Sneachda with the aim of doing some scrambling.

The approach to Coire an t-Sneachda.
The approach to Coire an t-Sneachda. Winter is almost here!


We were greeted by lots of snow and rime on the rocks so opted for ‘The Slant’ on Mess of Pottage. In the conditions we found, the route was interesting and provided some fun moves on rock linked by grassy ledges.

The team climbing on 'The Slant'.
The team climbing on ‘The Slant’.













The turf on the buttresses is not frozen. This will have to improve before winter climbing is an option.

Descending from Point 1141m.
Descending from Point 1141m.


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