Wednesday, 25 February 2015


The maginficent Coire Brochain below summit of Braeriach, notice the footprints heading up the coire
Early morning light and Creag an Leth-choin (Lurcher's Crag)
Cairn Toul & Sgor an Lochain Uaine
Sunrise on Sgor Goaithe
Looking down to the Lairig Ghru

The final summit slopes to Braeriach
A small weather window between fronts today so it was up at silly o'clock to capture the sunrise on Braeriach. Not disappointed! With hardly a breath of wind on the summit and a glorious sunrise. I took the snow shoes out today for the soft, drifted snow in the Lairig Ghru but once out of here they were redundant with all the north facing and west facing slopes wind scoured. It was superb watching the ever changing colours and with the added atmosphere of the cloud coming and going it made for a great morning out and well worth the effort of getting out of bed at a stupid hour! There is a lot of wind slab on east facing slopes and if you look at the first photo you can see footprints high up into  Coire Brochain and one of the gullies. Rather them than me! Avalanche was HIGH today on these aspects and with more snow and winds  to come things won't be changing anytime soon.

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