Sunday, 29 January 2017


Stag Rocks

Kenneth enjoying the scenery

Cairngorm plateau with good snow cover

Top of Hells Lum

Loch Avon

Loch Avon and Carn Etchacan, Shelterstone

Navigation day today

Stag Rocks and Loch Avon

Late afternoon on Cairn Lochan

Virgin snow

Sunset on Cairngorm plateau
What a day to be out on the hills. Clear skies across much of The Highlands today. Yesterdays constant snowfall which lasted well into the night had transformed the Cairngorms to full winter conditions. As I have previously stated on my blogs this season, winter can come back as quickly as it can disappear. What a transformation across the mountains. Wind slab even at lower elevations made for hard going and trail breaking most of the day. Luckily I have Kenneth out with me for his second day. Today was mostly concentrating on navigation. We covered a vast area of the Cairngorm plateau and getting over to more remote areas so Kenneth could savour all the qualities of the Cairngorms. A great couple of days out and a complete contrast to yesterdays low cloud and snowfall. Unsettled and stormy period midweek with more snowfall to come. Maybe a t last winter is now here to stay.

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