Saturday, 14 March 2015


Looking into Easy Gully on our way up Creag Meagaidh
What a picnic spot! Coire Ardair, where's the polar bears?
Creag Meagaidh plateau still with a full covering of hard snow
The Inner Corrie and heading up to The Window
The Post Face
Atmosphric cloud and light on the final ridge to Creag Meagaih's summit
Wonderful cornices
Wow, what another cracking day in the Western Highlands. Blue, blue skies, fantastic hard snow, wall to wall sun and great company. We had a very leisurely 11am start on Creag Meagaidh (why not? It doesn't get dark till 7pm). As always the walk into Coire Ardair is just wonderful (if you ever tire of walking into Coire Ardair then hang up your boots!). Fabulous hard snow all the way from the lochan to the top of The Window. The plateau area amazingly still has full cover of mainly hard refrozen snow despite the couple of warm, wet, thawing days last week. We had a wee band of cloud on the final 50m to the summit and then this cleared as we descended at 4pm. The light was absolutely beautiful on the way back down, the sun slowly sinking. What a day, can it get any better? Set to continue for a few days yet - in The Highlands anyway!

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