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Here we go again!

http://www.elements.gn.net          23rd/12/2012

If your looking to climb some great winter routes or ski some fine Scottish winter days, please drop me an email at:     info@elements.gb.net    (I have dates free from the 26th of Dec to the 29th of Dec)

I’m rubbish at up dating my blog, but still folks seem to follow it! I’m going to try over the next wee while to be better at it. Ha, well see if that happens!

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Naving across the Plateau in poor vis during a search.

I think I’m going to try and make it a more picture based Blog now that I’ve worked out how to down size my photo’s thus uploading them SO much faster!

 

Skinning back up from Strath Nethy last weekend.

Skinning back up from Strath Nethy last weekend.

Since my return from Antalia in Turkey about a month ago I’ve been working on a Climbing Wall Award, helping set up and run the final of the STS dry tooling comp at Glenmore Lodge, running a series of Student Winter Safety Lectures for the MCofS around Scotland, worked a Four Star Sea Training over on the West Coast, lots of Glenmore Lodge staff training days, had four wisdom teeth out (ouch), assisted on a couple of local rescues, had a days dry tooling at a new venue in the North East, had some good skinning and skiing action but as yet no recent winter climbing. Boo!

Setting out for a days sea paddling on the West

Setting out for a days sea paddling on the West

Deziree enjoying the views North

Deziree enjoying the views North

Bit of night time skiing action

A bit of night time skiing action after work (got to get your hill hits any way you can!)

Conditions today looking into Sneachda

Conditions today looking into Sneachda

Conditions out on the hills today around the Northern Corries are wintery but with some high winds and temperatures plus some rain, it’s an ever changing picture. The rock in the Corries still held a large amount of the white stuff, unfortunately some of this white stuff is falling off and has avalanched in places.

It’s not great or safe climbing conditions by any means just now but is looking better towards and after Christmas.

Skiing today was good, if not a wee bit wet and windy. OK cover from the ski car park to the mid station, from mid station up the cover improves greatly. The snow on the Plateau was icy and crusty but we did ski some enjoyable spring like snow down into the Ciste Gully. Beware though the avalanche conditions are considerable in places.

Views to Sneachda today as we skinned on by

Views to Sneachda today as we skinned on by

 

 

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