Thursday, 27 February 2014


Northern slopes of Braeriach, Sgor Gaoithe in distance
The beautifully remote Coire Ruadh, fab neve onto the ridge
Coire Ruadh
Lots of snow moving about
Nice clouds today
Another bright and breezy but not gale force day in The Cairngorms. There was  promise of more blue skies than cloud in the afternoon . I headed up to Braeriach and it's northern corries. On of these Corie's, Coire Ruadh, I had never visited before. This and Loch Coire an Lochain are directly below the summit area of Braeriach on it's northern flank and are well seen from Aviemore but these two coire's are remote and seldom visited. After the usual very pleasant bike ride up Glen Einich I was soon into snow at 600m which was still soft until around 800m were the colder overnight temperatures had frozen it up nicely. Lots of snow being transported on strong, gusty SW's. It was a tussle with winds and spindrift along the final ridge to the plateau and summit. Looking like a good weekend with much lighter winds on Fri and Sat and cold temperatures.

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