A little bit strange for our medical and safety team of 6 to be back on Cairngorm last night providing medical cover for the Starman Night Tri. All the team members work for the Cairngorm Ski Patrol so their used to operating on these slopes during the winter with a little bit more snow, well maybe not last season...

It's always great to catch up with the guys that work with. Whilst Iain was at the event brief at the Loch, the other team members were getting treated to a very fine coffee by Ruari, not a bad way to start the night shift!

 First of many coffees of the night...courtesy of  Instinct Guides  

First of many coffees of the night...courtesy of Instinct Guides 

As darkness fell, we set out the markers and glow sticks to mark the run route for the Cairngorm section, and got a little rest before the event started at Loch Morlich at midnight.

Unfortunately, the summit of Cairngorm was in thick mist the entire night which reduced the visibility down to around 3 meters at the summit.

 A murky cold night at the Ptarmigan building

A murky cold night at the Ptarmigan building

It was great to provide the safety and medical cover for the Cairngorm section of the race, to provide this cover we had a full evacuation kit, 2 defibs, resus kits, loads of insulated cas bags/bivi shelters and heat packs. It was good to give our new VW Transporter 4Motion a bit of a test coming up the hill road to the Ptarmigan as well, we're very impressed with how easily it got up.

First compeditor reaches the Ptarmigan building on Cairngorm.