Tuesday, 18 December 2012


Wonderful hard snow and fab views across to Sgurr Gaoithe
Loch Coire an Lochain well frozen

Strolling down hard frozen snow and a wonderful crescent moon

Looking into Garbh Coire Mor
Helena is out with me for a couple of days of  walking a few Winter Munros in The Cairngorms. Today was a lovely day, light winds, excellent snow cover and some morning sunshine. We set off early doors and headed into the northern ridges of Braeriach. There is an excellent wee ridge which encircles Loch Coire an Lochain and I never see anyone here, indeed we saw only 1 person all day, at the Braeraich summit. There was just a very light cloud cover on the last 20m, west was best today. We continued along the extensive snow covered plateau to Sgurr an Lochain Uaine. We had some excellent stretches of neve and rimed rocks on the hill today and sub zero temps above 900m A crescent  moon on the descent saw us down without torchlight to Loch Einich. Big day for a couple of big, remote and wonderful Munros.

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