Thursday, 8 October 2015


Ready made snow cave with agrand views of Loch Avon
The snow tunnel
The Feithe Buidhe snow patch and Hells Lum
Loch Avon in beautiful light
Welcome to the cave
Ptarmigan in full croak
Shelter Stone & Loch Avon
Carn Toul & Braeriach
Lots of headroom in the cave
This one was a bit of a tight squeeze
Another high pressure system is over the Highlands again. Bringing fine, warm and clear weather. Yesterday & today I was booked to do some guiding work for a BBC production of 'The Travel Show' but unfortunately the presenterh as gone down with a bug. So rescheduled for a later date. That left me to have a great day out locally. I went over to the Loch Avon basin and checked out the latest condition of the big snow patch still lingering on the Feithe Buidhe. Despite the recent heatwave there is still a huge amount of snow and two fabulous snow caves. They look like they have been man made, of course they aren't! The cave is over 3 metres high so an easy walk in to investigate. The snow patch further over on the Garbh Uisge Beag is still holding on to the 'bergschrund'. Here it is more of a narrow slit, but still interesting. A lovely wander back over the plateau and down the Goat Track in glorious Autumn warmth and light.

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