Monday, 27 February 2017


Fiacaill Coire an t-Sneachda

Coire an t-Sneachda

Coire an Lochain

A fine day for ridge walking

Shelterstone and Loch Avon

Ptarmigan hide and seek

Cairn Toul

Feithe Buidhe and Ben Macdui

Spindrift on Fiacaill Buttress
There are wild days, there are wet days, there are cloudy, wet and wild days. Then there are days like today where the sun shone dawn to dusk, the skies were blue, the snow was great and everything was fine in the world. It really did look like end of February snow conditions today. Full cover on the Cairngorm plateau and minus something or other on the tops. The snow was much, much easier to walk on today with not so many falling into holes, boulders or deep drifts. A great mix of hard windslab, neve and water ice. The Fiacaill a Coire Sneachda was busy again, much better snow than a couple of days back. Icy and hard snow with bare rock on most of the pinnicles. Over at Hells Lum there was peace and quiet for a spot of lunch. A terrific day out and well worth a day or two of blizzards for this!

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