Wednesday, 27 April 2016


Ian celebrating the brief return of the sun
Meallan Nan Uan and Sgurr a' Mhuilinn
Great when the tops cleared
Final slopes, before another snow showers
Soft snow
The sun trying hard all day to break through the snow showers
 Sgurr a' Mhuilinn from Meallan Nan Uan
Strath Connon and Strathfarrar hills beyond
Ice at 500m. 27th  April
The strong winds over the last few days finally abated a wee bit today, but the Northerly airflow is still with us. Today Ian and I headed NW and to the beautiful, quiet Strath Connon. Two Corbett summits were the menu for today Meallan Nan Uan & Sgurr a' Mhuilinn are not particularly high, below 900m. This pair of hills are usually climbed together. Mostly pathless, boggy and peat hagged terrain in the summer. Today the terrain was even more arduous with the fresh, drifted snow. The depth of snow is quite considerable on some aspects. We had almost constant snow showers through the day on a stiff northerly wind. It was almost goggle conditions. Thankfully we did get some breaks in the cloud and when the sun came out it was absolutely glorious. On the way home it was ) Deg C and snow lying on the A9 at Slochd. Winter continues..........

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