Wednesday, 20 May 2015


Edward on the final summit of Braeriach
ngels Ridge, Sgor an Lochan Uaine
The final steps to Cairn Toul
A couple of skiers having fun
Sgor an Lochan Uaine
Cairn Toul celebrations - 5.5 hrs after leaving Coylumbridge
The summit of the Lairig Ghru & Cairn Toul
Still a wintry scene
The classic high level route on the western Cairngorm plateau, Cairn Toul - Braeriach traverse, is one of the finest high level mountain adventures in Britain. Edward was fired up for this today. The weather was much nicer with bright skies, high level cloud and light winds. A tad milder too after all it is May. We cycled as far as the forestry in the Lairig Ghru and walked up nto the Garbh Coire Mor. It's a long walk in for Cairn Toul, whichever direction you tackle it from. We reached the summit in five and a half hours after leaving Coylumbridge. From here on it is over two hours across the plateau to reach Braeriach, traversing over the Munro summit of Sgor an Lochan Uaine. There were a couple of guys skiing just to the south of Angels Ridge then climbing back up through the corrie, the only people we saw all day. We got hit with a snow shower as we waled along toward Braeriach but it cleared through by the time we got to the summit. Big day out for Edward, 12 hours, and a good training day for his up and coming Kindrochit Challenge quadrathlon. A great couple of days and Edwards first foray into The Cairngorms and one he will remember for a while.

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