Ski Up Cairngorm

Day off for me today so with there being a good forecast, and decent snow cover, Mandy and I decided to head out for a ski tour. After an unplanned very delayed start, due to some mechanical issues with the car, we had to change from our original plan of heading out to Ben Macdui and instead headed up the ridge to 1141 and onto the summit of Cairngorm followed by a ski off the summit and back down through the ski area. A good day out none the less. Lots of other teams out today enjoying the great weather before it turns windy and mild for a bit.

Looking into Coire an t-Sneachda, lots of teams out climbing.

Looking over towards Fiacaill Ridge

Cairngorm summit weather station, looking well rimed up

Mandy enjoying the ski down


Jacob Phillips

Onwards & Upwards specialise in providing instruction, guiding and coaching in climbing, mountaineering and walking. We tailor every course to your own specific needs and aspirations whether that be your first steps in the mountains, climbing your first trad route or tackling your first ice climb.