Saturday, 30 March 2013


Big drifts low down in the Allt Mor
Karen & Laurence heading along the ridge, Sgurr Gaoithe in the background
Looking across to Coire an Lochan from Lurchers
Summit celebrations, looking over to Braeriach
The Lairg Ghru, Braeriach from the summit
Another beautiful day, this time it was blue skies all the way through the day in The Cairngorms. Cold temperatures through the night have been freezing up the snow pack at all altitudes. Karen, Laurence and I enjoyed the wonderful conditions, finding a nice quiet summit to aim for, away from the Easter holiday crowds. We headed up to  Creag an Leth-Choinn or known more commonly as Lurchers Crag from the Sugar Bowl car park. It gives fine views down to the Lairig Ghru, Braeriach and Ben Macdui from the summit. There is an amazing amount of big drifts and cornices down in the Allt Mor, below the Cas car park. All of this is stabilised and a joy to walk on. Lots of hard neve but the warm sun as softend some slopes. You can walk/ski a long way down Lurchers Gully, which we followed all the way back to Allt Mor. A fab period to be heading into the hills and more dry, sunny, windless weather to come. Enjoy!

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