Tuesday, 7 November 2017


Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochan Uaine & Braeriach
Cairn Gorm from Sneachda
Loch Avon Basin
Cairn Gorm rom Macdui
Coire Domhain
Lairig Ghru & Braeriach plateau
Ben Macdui & Cairngorm plateau
Coire an Lchain
Dusk, Loch Morlich
Coire Bhrochain, Braeriach
Another dusting of overnight snow across the Highlands. The Northern and Eastern Cairngorms have fresh snow down to about 800m this morning. It was well below freezing on the tops. I took a wander up to Ben Macdui. The weather front from last night had quickly passed through by this morning and by the time I reached the plateau the tops were clear and some blue skies on the horizon to the west. Timed nicely for the sun to break through as I reached the summit of Ben Macdui. Not as windy as previous days so very pleasant on the tops. The view from just west of Ben Macdui's summit is one of the finest in The Cairngorms. The Cairn Toul - Braeriach plateau and Lairig Ghru set out before you in a massive area. In the afternoon I headed back via the lip of the Loch Avon Basin and then The Northern Corries. There seems to be more snow here than over in the corries of Breariach. The snow, of course, isn't consolidated and quite soft in most places. There is some ice on north aspects and some frozen ground. Beautiful late afternoon light as the sun broke through the clouds again and a fab sunset.

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