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Red Gully, Coire an t'Sneachda

posted 31 Mar 2018, 03:25 by Simon Li   [ updated 31 Mar 2018, 03:45 by Andrew Holmes ]
Red Gully, Coire an t'Sneachda
25 March 2018  

Winter is still there on the hills of Scotland so Iain and I decided to head into Cairngorm's Northern Corries to see what we could do. I fancied something easy and Iain said there was a nice grade II called Red Gully to try. It turns out 'nice' means 'harder than grade II' but with a bit of fortitude and an astonishing amount of ice screws I managed to get up the steep first ice pitch. Thereafter we swapped leads and made it to the top without any real problems. Weather was fine if a bit breezy with more snow showers than expected. With another cold snap forecast this week it could be a while yet before the ice tools are put away for the summer.

- David Matthews, Iain Gilbert

(More photos can be seen here on Yogile.)