Well the day turned into something better than forecast. With lighter winds and even the odd spot of sun. Which happened to coincide with me topping out of two lovely grade 1 gullies.
As part of the consloidation for my winter ML i have to have climbed 10 named winter gullies att the grade. I have been waiting for the avalanche forecast to drop below cat4 on cat3.
Today the whole cairngorms was coloured green for go. The conditions in the gullies was superb. Nice consolidated snown so i managed to solo up central gully, then reverse down left central gully avoiding the ice before traverseing across under the pygmy ridge to aladins mirror. Then i headed up aladins couloir and across to and down Jacobs Ladder.
Att simply superb day out. I was worried that there might be some windslab in the gullies. When i first looked up. However save for att small patch in central gully that was avoidable near the top all was good.
I maanged them att with my one walking ice axe as well. As well as stopping to dig a couple of practice T-axe belays. If only all my hill day could have been this good!
Sorry not pictures as my camera is still drying out for the previous horrorshow of a day over on meagaih.