Sunday, 29 December 2013


Looking over toward Braeriach
Coire an Lochain
Excellent snow cover on the plateau
Finger's Ridge, Coire an t-sneachda
Coire Domhain
A very busy day for skiing
After many days of high winds, cloud, blizzards & everything in between it was so nice to get a cracker of a day in The Cairngorms. The cloud broke up and lifted off the tops by mid day, the winds had eased and the sun came out to play-along with lots of other people. Many folk out enjoying the winter wonderland, there was a very big queue for skiing at the funicular at Cairngorm Mountain this morning and many climbers out in Coire an t-sneachda, The Fiacaill Ridge was very busy, I counted at least 20 folk mid morning but Coire an Lochain was quiet. Karen and I had a lovely walk, a classic walk over The Northern Corries and finishing on Cairn Gorm in beautiful early afternoon sun light. The snow was great for cramponing with a ix of hard refrozen snow, ice, rime and still a lot of wind slab about. Surprisingly excellent snow cover on ridges, despite the high winds. Shaping up to be another great winter with the snow cover we have just now and temperatures behaving themselves.

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