Monday, 24 March 2014

A BEAUTIFUL DAY, FROM BELOW!

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Looking toward Sgor Gaoithe from the west
Excellent neve in places with windslab forming rapidly
In the snowstorm!
Ice back at low levels
It can only be a Scottish mountain day when it is completely clear skies and bright sunshine but you end up with a coating of rime ice on your sun glasses! That summed today up really, a cold, crisp morning but it was looking ominous when the trees were swaying in Glen Feshie. Starting early to beat the forecasted 45-50mph winds later in the day I thought I would enjoy a traverse from GlenFeshie to Sgor Gaoithe-Cairn Toul- Sgurr an Lochain Uaine-Braeriach but the 60-70mph winds above 900m had other ideas for me. It was very atmospheric watching (feeling) huge plumes of snow being hurled from what seemed like all the mountains east of Sgor Gaoithe. It was so bad I couldn't see half the time despite crystal blue skies. So in the end I just struggled to the summit of Sgor Gaoithe and made a rapid retreat, not even able to get the classic view over to Braeriach. Back on the bike in Glen Feshie and it was like a glorious Spring afternoon and hardly a breeze!

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