Aled Treharne on March 31st, 2006

Avalanche risk: High (cat 4) Ok, so not rain, but certainly bad weather. Snow overnight, 40-50mph winds with gusts of up to 80mph forecast and that was at sea level! A brief bimble around a little loch down the road was great tonic for achy joints and muscles from yesterday’s skiing adventures. Tonight we all […]

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Aled Treharne on March 23rd, 2006

Avalanche risk: Moderate (cat 2) Today was skiing day! We went up to the ski lodge, hired some skis and took to the piste. From pretty much first thing until gone 1700 I spent wandering up and down the slopes having masses of fun as one or another of us went arse over tit. Apres […]

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Aled Treharne on March 22nd, 2006

Avlanache Risk: Considerable (Cat3) Today was an easy day. A couple of us decided to take a rest – it’s a tough week with lots of walking and several of us are aching a bit. I popped into Aviemore on the bus and pottered around for a while before coming back to the house. As […]

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Aled Treharne on March 21st, 2006

Avalanche risk: Considerable (Cat. 3) Today found us back in Coire an t-Snaechda, this time attacking Aladdin’s Couloir. This gulley is about twice the length of Jacob’s Ladder, though of a similar grade. Wyn and I were climbing together, with Dave and Christian ahead of us. Rhyan, Jon and Huw went up without belaying. I’ve […]

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Aled Treharne on March 20th, 2006

Avalanche risk: Considerable (Cat. 3) Today was even better than yesterday. Dave and Wyn invited me to join them on an alpine-style ridge today. East of yesterday’s gulley, on the east side of the coire is a ridge called Fiacaill a’Choire an t-Sneachda, or the Fiacaill Ridge. Though there’s a path of sorts along the […]

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Aled Treharne on March 19th, 2006

Avalanche risk: Considerable (Cat. 3) Had a cracking day today. We got up to the Cairngorm car park by about 0900 to avoid the congestion usually seen on Sunday mornings. It was a miserable day with low cloud and the occasional spot of drizzle turning to snow further up. We took the path for Coire […]

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Aled Treharne on March 18th, 2006

After a long journey up in the van with Jon and Rhyan, we finally arrived at Carrbridge. We have between all of us two nifty little cottages with plenty of room and all the facilities you need for a week of walking. Tomorrow’s starting easy but early to avoid the qeues at the car park. […]

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Aled Treharne on March 18th, 2006

So, it’s silly o’clock, and I’m just getting my stuff sorted ready for Scotland. MR kit, clothes, food. I’m hoping that if I have mobile reception at the hut (or perhaps even on the mountain!) I’ll be providing updates for Rich and Mark to be jealous of. *grin* Anyway, time to go and grab some […]

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Aled Treharne on March 17th, 2006

Well, I think I’ve managed to set up everything I need to upload pics and blog from Scotland. Pics from my phone and blogs via here. woot…

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Aled Treharne on March 12th, 2006

Near the summit of Corn Du Originally uploaded by aledt. Well, the exercise got cancelled so I decided to head off on my own.[1] I drove up to Storey Arms, some fantastic scenery on the way. I wish I’d been able to stop and that I had a decent camera. Anyway, when I got to […]

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