Sunday, 2 February 2014


What a lovely sight, blue skies and sun (and usual wild winds).
Any activity today was a chore, even stopping for a snack before final summit cone
We avoided the steeper summit cone section and traversed around at a lower angle-spot the windslab
The guys did well today, we reached over 950m before the wind won and we headed down in lovely sunshine
Calmer at lower altitudes
Another desperate weather forecast with high winds on the tops but the team today were up for a mountain day and putting their skills from yesterday into action. Bynack Mor is an isolated Munro and being in the shadow of the main Cairngorm plateau it is often in better weather, just like today. We enjoyed a lot of blue skies and sunshine and great views with only the odd, short snow shower. The winds on the broad, long shoulder leading up to the summit cone wasn't too bad to cope with, even though several of the team and myself were blown down a couple of times. Picking themselves up they weren't deterred and we went for the summit. The final ridge section was just a little too much, but we were almost at the summit. A great weekend with really nice folk and good fun. Well done to Sam, Richard, Wayne & Jon for enduring some pretty high winds and tough conditions in the mountains, all good experience for tackling the Scottish mountain in winter. Brilliant.

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