Happy New Year!
I spent today with Jo and Bethan from Cambridge Uni ice climbing in and around the Aviemore area. We had a bit of a water ice workshop this morning in the A9 roadside ice which was great and then we drove down to Creag Dhu to see if Qui Qui was any fatter. Its definately fatter, the temperature was -2c making the hanging icicles a bit safer. The upper pitch is nearly complete but there is still alot of water coming down. Probably go at WIM9 just now.... water ice mixed 9!
The slab pitch below is great, left hand grade 4, centre 3 and right 2.
I was working for Alpha Mountaineering today.