Sunday, 18 November 2012


After a wet, mild and windy spell mid week it was a welcome change and back to winter conditions this weekend. Karen and I had a trip round The Northern Corries today. It had been below freezing in Aviemore last night and on the hill there was a strong westerly with a windchill but a lovely dry and bright day so all is well. We headed up 'Windy Ridge' and had a cuppa in the Ptarmgan Restaurant. After all the years of wandering and climbing in The Cairngorms it was my first time in the cafe-cum-outdoor gear shop-cum train termanus, nice soup and scone too. The views after luch were fab, especially on Cairn Lochan. We only saw a couple of climbers all day, I would guess the coditions on some of the routes would have been superb today. Back to high winds tomorrow and forecast snow n the tops again but it will be milder in the SW's.

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