Wednesday, 20 December 2017


Making the best of the snow
Under the Fiacaill Buttress
A very bare Coire an t-Sneachda
Scrambling on rock
Frozen snow, step cutting
Coire an Lochain
Cairn Gorm
Coire an t-Sneacda
The odd patches on plateau
Tom enjoying the snow
Nice sunny afternoon

Day 3 for Alice and Tom on their 4 day course this week. We headed into Coire an t-Sneacda to see what was left of our diminishing snow pack. There is definitely less snow here and nothing to climb. More in Coire an Lochain. We made the best of the snow high up below the Fiacaill Buttress and made or way to the notch on the Fiacaill Coire Sneachda. The temperatures were cooler today and overnight so above 1000m the snow was certainly harder and up on the plateau it was frozen solid. Nothing at all on the Fiacaill itself. It was a glorious day with some beautiful sunshine around  late morning into early afternoon. Just a light wind so lovely to be out. Cooler again tomorrow and forecast is for snow falling by Christmas Day. A few blizzards will go down a treat! Another cracking day with om & Alice. We had a good mix of steep snow, scrambling and a wee bit of step cutting.

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