Sunday, 14 May 2017


The start of Angels Ridge

Swimming in Lochain Uaine

Lochain Uaine from Angels Ridge

Late afternoon, Garbh Choire

Beautifu light on Sgor an Lochain Uaine

Cumulus clouds over Garbh Coire

Braeriach from the ridge

Spot the swimmer, Lochain Uaine

Glorious evening light, Cairn Toul & Sgor an Lochain Uaine

Snow areas in Garbh Coire

Ben Macdui from Garbh Coire

Lairig Ghru

Looking up Angels Ridge

High on Angels Ridge

Cairn Toul

Ben Macdui & Lochain Uaine

The Lairig Ghru
Wonderful remote scrambling
Angels Ridge is a wonderfully remote, wild and scenic scramble in the Cairngorms. It begins just above one of the remotest, highest and wildest lochans in the British Isles, Lochain Uaine. To swim in the lochan and scramble on Sgor an Lochain Uaine is a  great day of adventure for the connoisseur of wild places. A big day out, made slightly easier by biking from Aviemore to the Lairig Ghru. The weather just got better and better has the day wore on. We had about 3 showers that lasted just 2 minutes. The rest of the day we basked in sunshine. The skies were fabulous with beautiful cumulus cloud and superb visibility in the cooler air. To swim in the lochan has been on Karen's wish list for some time. It's worth waiting for a nice day to appreciate the surroundings. After the dip we savoured the afternoon light on the ridge which is now completely clear of snow. Angels Ridge finishes right at the summit cairn of the Munro, Sgor an Lochain Uaine. We had a wonderful late afternoon stroll across the plateau to Braeriach. Has we headed back down to the Lairig Ghru the light got even better! The final stretch back to the bikes through the pine trees was just magical. We headed into the dieing embers of the sunset as we biked home finished a memorable day, the best day I have had on Angels Ridge that's for sure.

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