Thursday, 26 January 2017


Hells Lum Crag

Loch Avon and Shelterstone Crag

Devils Point and Beinn a' Ghlo shimmering in the sun

Wind no problem for the ptarmigan

Icicles, Feithe Buidhe

Cairngorm plateau

Feithe Buidhe

More ice

Coire Domhain

Ptarmigan again
It was a glorious blue skies day, from dawn to dusk in The Cairngorms. High winds of 50-60mph, even at lower altitudes so just manageable without being a struggle. Over at the Feithe Buidhe there was some nice shelter away from the gales and of course one of the finest, if not the finest view in the entire Cairngorms. From the Feithe Buidhe down to the slabs there is some great snow and ice for winter skills. It was a grand day to be out despite the lack of snow across the plateau. The temperatures were just above freezing on the tops, the night time temperatures well below so all good news for some great snow and ice. If you were contemplating heading over to Ben Macdui there are many large areas where you need to cross the lingering snowfields. In poor weather you will definitely still need some good navigational skills. There are snow showers forecast over the weekend, a blizzard or two go down nicely.

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