Sunday, 13 August 2017

HIGH SUMMER SWIMMING IN LOCH AVON

Shelterstone Crag and Loch Avon

Fiacaill Buttress from the Goat Track

Shelterstone Crag and Loch Avon basin

Northern Corries, almost Autumn colours

Shelterstone Crag

Hells Lum Crag
Pinnacle Gully

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Karen and I had a wonderful day down at Loch Avon. There are many routes down into this wonderful glacial trench which lies in the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains. One of the finest ways to get down to the loch is via the Goat Track and then across the plateau into Coire Domhain. From the top of Coire Domhain you get great views of the Shelterstone Crag. We set off early to avoid the crowds, not that you get many folk wandering to here. The main reason for our wee expedition was for Karen to go for a swim in the loch. Despite it being mid summer the water was still chilly, well the loch does lie at 700m above sea level. We got a few showers in the afternoon but the light this morning was lovely.

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