Sunday, 5 April 2009


It was a beautiful sunny day here in The Southern Highlands. The views were very clear in the Westerly airflow, there was a cold and brisk wind on the tops but I was well sheltered in the corrie. I was in the Eastern corrie of Ben Lawers were the largest amount of snow still lye's and will do so right through into May. This is a wonderful area, lots of choices with grade 1 ground lower down leading to the summit of Ben Lawers, giving over 200m of snow. High up there was even some ice about has the freezing level dropped to about 1100m today. After nipping over to An Stuc I descended back to the beautiful and peaceful Lochan nan Cat after seeing the usual holiday trippers on the ridge, one person looked frozen in his short trousers has he ran along the ridges to keep warm! Don't put the axe & crampons away just yet, looks like a last blast of winter next week with snow forecast to 800m. How about rolling your Easter eggs in the snow with Tarmachan Mountaineering this year, we are still running winter skills/walking.

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