Tuesday, 26 July 2016


Half way along Angels Ridge, Ben Macdui beyond
Looking up Angels Ridge
Angels Ridge from Garbh Corrie
Snow patches in Garbh Corrie Mor
Braeraich almost clear
Braeriach & Coire Brochain
A Dipper in the Lairig Ghru
Cairn Toul & Lairig Ghru
Snow in gullies of Garbh Corrie
Angels Ridge on Sgor an Lochan Uaine (Angels Peak) is a fine way to gain this remote Munro summit. It's a long walk/bike in from either Aviemore or Braemar direction. It usually takes me 4-5 hrs from the house to the summit, but that's only half way, you've still a long way to get home! The walk in along The Laarig Ghru is a grand way to appreciate these big Cairngorm Munro summits. The actual scrambling is only grade 1 and quite high up. It started dry this morning and the cloud blew off the tops for much of the day. A stiff breeze seemed to keep any clag away off the hills. I don't usually see anyone on this beautiful route onto Braeriachs plateau, but today there was a team of 7 above me! Turned out to be a group of teenagers with their leader. Once on the plateau the weather deteriorated, the cloud base dropped and by the time I got round to Braeriach's summit cairn it started to rain. I caught the other team up on the descent off the plateau and they were much quieter and looking a bit more weary on the way down, a long day they will remember well. The snow patches in the Garbh Corrie don't seem to be a s big as previous years, although I couldn't quite see all the main patches. A fine 9-10 hour day on one of the finest routes in the Cairngorm area.

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