Dorian Thomas - 177186

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Winter Walking Record

Details

Date : 18/03/2019

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Leader / Supervisor

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Clear - sunny - good visibility

Wind : Gentle breeze

Camping Type :

Nights Camping :

Mountains : Cairn Gorm Cairn Lochan Stob Coire An T-Sneachda

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Description

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Route – Cairn Gorm
Weather – Light wind, clear with good visibility
Learning Points/Skills Practices – Planned day, reviewed
avalanche and weather forecasts, walking in snow conditions, navigating with no
visible paths, walking with crampons, ice axe carried but not used
Group – 4
Camp style – N/A
The individual takes part in the planning and leadership -
Yes
Navigation skills are required away from marked paths – Yes
Experience must be in terrain and weather comparable to that
found in UK and Irish hills - Yes Cairngorms
Knowledge is increased and skills practised - see above
Attention is paid to safety – Reviewed avalanche forecasts
and planned the day taking into account the highlighted risks – avoided areas
that were likely to avalanche. Continued reviewing the conditions throughout
the day
The journey is five hours or more – Yes, 6:31
Adverse conditions may be encountered – No, sunny and low
winds all day
Ascent of a substantial peak would normally be included in
the day – Yes,

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 : 06:31:30 Distance : 11.41 km Ascent : 963.5 m Descent : -1013.6 m Avg Speed : 2.48 kmph Moving Speed : 2.48 kmph