Dorian Thomas - 177186

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Winter Walking Record

Details

Date : 16/03/2019

Duration : 2-3 hours

Style : Leader / Supervisor

Type : Mountain Walking (non-QMD)

Weather : Heavy snow - poor visibility

Wind : Moderate wind

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Description

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Reviewed weather and avalanche forecasts decided to stay low level in order for party to get used to Scotland Winter conditions.

Headed out first of all to Allt Coire an t-Sneachda, however, party member not confident in crossing stream on stepping stones thinly layered with snow. Headed back to path junction to take upper route into the col got to below 800m contour and party members were getting worried with the strength of the wind.

Sought cover behind boulder before heading back to the ski centre.

Planned route, navigated the route in poor visibility, strong winds and continuous snow experienced during the journey.

Ice axe or crampons not used but carried.

Area : The Cairngorms

The Cairngorms are ‘a little piece of the arctic in Scotland’ according to the SMC Munros Guide and the area contains many of the tallest peaks in the East Highlands. Ben Macdui (1309m), Cairn Gorm (1244m) and Braeriach (1296) are probably three of the better known and the whole area is full of steep corries and high plateaux. Access to the mountains is typically from Aviemore or Braemar.

Map

Time Taken : 02:27:05 Distance : 4.74 km Ascent : 481.7 m Descent : -491.6 m Avg Speed : 2.59 kmph Moving Speed : 2.59 kmph