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About Me:

24Hr MTBike racer and general bike rider, climber and mountaineer. Good coffee drinker and cake eater (any cake, seriously, don't leave your cake laying around). Also, I like to try new things that challenge me.

Sunday, 23 February 2014


A short notice and short trip to the Cairngorms this weekend for 4 days, started after an overnight train ride, yesterday.

With minimum faff I was on the mountain and skinning my way to the Cairgorm summit, with only one silly, but timely mishap. Picked up and slammed back down by the wind, I should have had my axe out, but dug a ski edge in calmly and stopped the slide an axe would have been much quicker.  Sensible toute choice meant there was no danger anyway.

After fighting the high winds for a bit longer, I arrived at the summit as the sun came out. Perfect timing, after some pics abd enjoying the view it was down time.

After negotiating the rock hard wind formed moguls on the summit plateau, the skiing became more free flowing and the wind died down. So i enjoyed the descent and sunshine.

Today (Sunday), it is wet, warm and damn windy. Most likely a cafe day with a walk in and recce later as things settle.

At is Scottish winter after all. :)

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