Sunday, 20 April 2014


Approaching Ben Macdui
Cairn Toul standing proud
Cairn Toul & Sgurr an Lochain Uaine
Coire Brochain, Braeriach
Bod an Deamhain (The Devils Point from Carn a' Mhaim)
The fine ridge on Carn a Mhaim with fine views of Braeriach & Macdui
Cairn Toul
Cairn Toul, Sgurr an Lochan Uaine  & Braeriach from Ben Macdui
The Highlands have enjoyed crystal blue skies from dawn to dusk all through this Easter weekend. Karen and I had a wonderful day on Ben Macdui & Carn a' Mhaim. Carn a' Mhaim is usually ascended from the Lin of Dee side of The Cairngorms but we don't do easy and heading to the summit from the north side of the Cairngorms makes for a much longer day. Whichever way you try to tackle this lovely hill it will be a long day. With the superb conditions and long daylight hours then why not? Our chosen route went over Ben Macdui first before the massive 500m descent to get onto the wonderful north ridge of Carn a' Mhaim. This mountain is quite unique for The Cairngorm area being a long narrow ridge. All the way along there are fine views of the Cairn Toul-Braeriach mountains. It was base layer & sunnies all day today with just a gentle breeze to stop us from getting too warm. We headed back along The Lairig Ghtru arriving at Coylumbridge just before dark and rounded off the epic 12 hour day by walking back to the house, perfect. Same weather for Easter Monday :)

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