Tuesday, 9 April 2013


Beinn Mheadhoin  & Carn Etchacan, Shelter Stone Crag
A quiet Coire an t-sneachda
No one on The Vent for a while!
The Coire an Lochain cliffs
Coire an Lochain in afternoon sun
Fresh windslab
A bitterly cold SE blowing across the Cairngorms today making it feel more like a mid winters day. There was a fair bit of drifting snow, even at lower altitudes. The morning started off cloudy with just the odd break in the clouds, by mid day there were big breaks in the clouds and some fine sunshine once more. Plan was to go up the big Grade 1 gully to the right of Carn Etchacan  but the last couple of days of snow showers and strong winds as produced a fair bit of new wind slab, even at lower altitudes, always another day. I dropped down into the Loch Avon basin were there was some shelter from the wind, as well as great scenery. On the way home I enjoyed the sun on my face making it feel a tad warmer and less frost nip on my nose! Saw only one other soul on the hill today, so quiet.  No sign of Spring on the mountains yet! :)

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