Thursday, 11 April 2013


The Lairig Ghru well filled with snow
Ice hanging on at Lurcher's Crag
Not much in the way of views today, a near white out shortly after this
Deep snow in the burn bed
The plan for today was to head up to Coire Brochain, one of the spectacular coire's on Braeriach's Eastern face. By the time I'd got up to the Pools of Dee at the top of The Lairig Ghru the clag had set in and near white out. For such a wonderful place I decided to leave it for a sparkling clear day! Amazingly the whole of the burn bed in the Lairig has a complete cover of snow of around 1-2 metres in depth. It was an absolute joy to plod up this, most of the snow being hard and crunchy. It felt much warmer today with the moderate Southerly wind, Looks set for the big melt down on Sunday with double digit temperatures and rain/strong winds. So the start to the end of winter?

1 comment:

Steve said...

Great pics, good to see what the conditions are like, or have been recently in the Lairig Ghru.