Saturday, 24 November 2012


Coire An Lochan
The cliffs of Coire Sputan Dearg
Heading down to Loch Etchacan
The summit tor on Beinn Mheadoin
Loch Avon and Shelter Stone Crag

A beautiful moonlight on the descent
A sub zero night promised a clear sunny day by most forecasts but the blue skies were in short supply. Karen and I had another long winter day with a fine circuit of Ben Macdui and over to the remote Munro of Beinn Mheadhoin. With a fresh coating of snow above 850m and frozen ground we set off in clear skies but it wasn't long before cloud rolled in from the south. The strong westerly winds from the two previous days had deposited some wind slab on easterly aspects. Descending from Beinn Mheadoin the cloud did lift mid afternoon and some weak sunshine. The final pull up to Ciste Mhearad on Cairn Gorm was us strolling along with the moon trying to fend off the increasing cloud. A fine jaunt over the Cairn Gorm plateau, shame about the lack of sun!

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