Sunday, 26 March 2017


Leo & Sophie, Alpine snow up by the Fiacaill Buttress

Approaching the Fiacaill of Sneachda

Hot in the corrie!

Summer rock!

Fiacaill Buttress, Coire an t-Sneachda

Fiacaill of Coire Snehda

Cooling off in the Snowholes

More Fiacaill Fun

Descending The Goat Track

Cairngorm plateau, Coire Domhain

Goat Track

Summer down at Loch Avon

T shirt weather on the tops

The Fiacaill Ridge to ourselves again
Afternoon heat in Sneachda
Another cracking Alpine day again in The Cairngorms. The overnight, cold temperatures snow had frozen up the snow in the Northern Corries. It was wall to wall sun and no wind. Final winter course this season for Tarmachan Mountaineering and what a way to finish!  Sophie joined Leo and I today and we had a fabulous time and a good journey on snow and rock. We headed into a quiet Coire an t-Sneachda. Donned the crampons and made our way out of the corrie and onto the Fiacaill of Coire Sneachda ridge. Here we were on dry rock and scrambling in the hot sun! Just wonderful. On the plateau and the temperatures rose in the reflective sun. W had a wander over to the Loch Avon area before heading back across the plateau and descending The Goat Track. It's steep and frozen high up so great for a final finale on crampons. Absolutely brilliant couple of days. Thanks to Leo and Sophie for a cracking couple of days. Maybe winter hasn't quite finished!

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