Tuesday, 20 December 2011


A very snowy Coire Ardair
Easier going on the ridge. Loch Laggan beyond
Fine views toward Creag Meagaidh before the cloud came in
A well earned summit fag for Laurence
A much nicer weather day today, cold again and sub zero on the tops. Laurence and I went east to the Creag Meagaidh area where there was more chance of bright skies. We headed up Coire Ardair and up to the Munro of Carn Liath. The lower slopes where still hard going but we were lucky to have someone just in front of us who had broke trail (the only other person parked at the car park today, bar the mobile library). We were going to catch him up and offer to take over as we felt so guilty but he was away and out of sight. Above  600m the going became much easier, the wind slab compacted enough for 'normal' walking. We enjoyed some good views until the final 200m to the summit cairn when the cloud level dropped and the cold NW winds increased. Laurence warming himself up with a ciggie on the summit  in the cold, strong wind and spindrift. We were feeling smug when we got back to the car and the rain/sleet came on, makes up for yesterday's not so dry weather. Looks like a mild and wet day tomorrow, hopefully some thaw/freeze to get the snow into good condition. 

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