Wednesday, 29 October 2014


Braeriach summit looking across the Lairig Ghru to Ben Macdui
Ben Macdui, The Lairig Ghru, Carn a' Mhaim and Cairn Toul
Looking down into Coire Brochan
Looking NW across Braeriach's plateau to Strath Spey
Glad to see the back of a very wet and windy weekend. The best day of this week turned out to be an absolute cracker. There were clear skies over night and a change in airflow from that horrible SW warm and wet stuff that brought down the deluge. Some high level, thin cloud broke by early afternoon and the sun was lovely on Braeriach. With hardly a breath of wind on the summit it was just lovely. We basked in the views for over an hour :) . The path repairing is till on going at the Lairig Ghru side of the Chalamain Gap. I always approach Braeriach  via alternative routes. It always surprises me on the amount of folk who walk up Braeriach and approach through the Chalamain Gap. You may get a head start height wise from the Sugar Bowl carpark but with the awkward boulders in the gap and a massive decent (re ascent on the way back when you're tired) it never makes sense to me. Today we used bikes up to the edge of the forest at the Lairig Ghru. From house to summit we were up in just over 3 hours.  Weather on the change again toward the weekend but it looks like were going to get some proper winter stuff into next week. Goodbye warm SW winds and hello winter!

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