We started by looking at the past, current and predicted weather, as well as the avalanche forecast. Then, we picked some routes in Coire an t'Sneachda that we would want to have climbed. We drove up to the ski center and walked into the Coire, and the weather was completely miserable. Winds were at 30mph with gusts to 50, and it was raining fairly hard. We talked about route finding on the way in and where people have made mistakes in the past, and looked at the various buttresses as we were approaching them. Once in the Coire, we talked about which of the routes we had mentioned earlier would be good to climb now and why, as well as how to approach the routes, as most of them have avalanche prone slopes as an approach. We looked at some good ways to dig snow pits with an ice ax to look at the snow stability, and talked about the pro's and con's of the various ways to get to the base of the climbs. On our way out, we stopped and practiced some snow anchors: bucket seats and buried axes. Overall it was a good way to spend a miserable day when you were going to end up completely soaked anyway.
On Sunday, the weather was a little drier but still windy. Pretty much everyone wanted to do a walk at most so I decided to go skiing, but the lifts were closed due to the wind. I got a ride up to the ski center and started skinning up the Fiacaill ridge chair. The weather wasn't too bad, just windy, which felt nice during the climb. At one point I turned around and caught a glimpse of a rainbow over Loch Morlich. I kept skinning up the Fiacaill a' Coire Cas until I was on top of the Coire Cas headwall, A' Chuithe Chrom. At that point the wind was being really obnoxious and after being knocked down and having to stop from sliding for the fourth time(I later found out that the had record 101mph winds on top of Cairngorm at that time), I decided to start booting up the rest of the way to the top of Cairngorm. The weather had been good until then, but now the visibility was starting to get worse and it was getting wet, so I decided it wasn't worth the extra 100m of vertical and just skied down. I was able to get the buses back to Kingussie, and then we packed up and left.