Winter Mountaineering

Fifth Formers introduced to winter mountain skills in the Cairngorms.

On Sunday 20 Janurary, a group of Fifth Formers made the journey North to the Drumochter area of the Cairngorms.

Winter Mountaineering Fifth Form

The plan was to ascend a Munro whilst introducing winter mountain skills - use of ice axe/crampons etc. We were greeted by some poor weather on arrival but the day cleared as we began our ascent. Conditions were quite thin but we found some ice and some deeper snow drifts to work with.

Winter Mountaineering Fifth Form

An anticlockwise circuit of the Western side and some great views from the Munro Geal-charn made a memorable day.