Cairngorms continues...

Another great couple of days out in the Cairgorms. The weather has been pretty good, despite the metoffice saying otherwise every day!

Yesterday the team (Tom, Chris and myself) climbed Fingers Ridge IV, 4. Nice route, always interesting but never too hard.
Tom seconding the 3rd pitch of Fingers Ridge
Myself seconding the fingers
Tom fueling up on babies

Sunset over the cories 
Today we climbed the short ice pitch of Aladdin's Mirror Direct IV, 4 then continued up Pygmy Ridge IV,5. The ice despite being short and in perfect nick was pretty pumpy. Pygmy Ridge was a great contrast to the ice, sustained and technical mixed climbing. I found it pretty tricky, lots of pick torquing and axe jamming. Fresh powder covering the route did not help.

Tom storming up the ice of Aladdin's Mirror Direct

The Team

Chris seconding the 1st pitch of Pygmy Ridge