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Stu Gorman

Over the weekend of 9 – 11th Feb, 9 KMC members ventured north to the great mountains of Scotland to partake in some winter adventure. With team members arriving and departing throughout the weekend, great communication and team work saw members join up with several objectives in mind.

The weather and ground conditions across the weekend were mixed with high winds on Friday and the arrival of fresh snow on Friday into Saturday leading to adverse avalanche conditions on most of the northern corrieā€™s slopes. Sunday however was a more settled day with the snow pack having had time to consolidate a little.

Being flexible in the winter mountains is the key to success and our team demonstrated just that. With a number of winter mountaineering objectives and skills refreshing undertaken, several routes were also scaled including Fiacaill Ridge, Red Gully, Goat Track Gully, and a couple of un-named objectives in Creagan Cha No (mixed, gully and ice!).

With the nature of this being a weekend meet, there was the opportunity each evening to unwind, relax, and swap stories over great food, fine beer (or whisky of course) and excellent company in the Winking Owl.

Meet attended by: Brendon, Jamie, Dillon, Charlie, Stu G, Ros, Aileen, Matt, Ann S and Steve D.