Monday, 26 March 2018


Alpine Fiacaill Coire Sneacda & Goat Track
Fiacaill Buttress
Excellent hard snow on the Fiacaill Ridge
Coire an t-Sneachda
Ridge to myself today
Cairngorm plateau & Beinn Mheadhoin
Top of Jacob's Ladder
Sneachda from Windy Col
Coire an t-Sneacda & Goat Track
Another lovely day in the sunny Cairngorms. Hardy any breeze. A clear night firmed up the snow again and it was a delight to walk on. The cloud broke up by mid-day and some wonderful sun coming through. Conditions fabulous with frozen, firm snow from the coire floor in Sneachda up to the notch on the Fiacaill Ridge. A few climbers in the coire, no one on the ridge. Despite some snow loss on the crest, it was an absolute delight along here. Everything frozen nicely with plenty hard snow, ice and some fresh rime. The sun was out in full once I gained the plateau. The warmth came through and it was picnic temperatures on the tops. The snow soon softened in the warm rays. A beautiful evening here in Aviemore with the sun still shining merrily at 6.20pm.
All change tonight and tomorrow. Fresh snow falling to low levels. We could do with a nice top up of snow. Easter set to be a cold, snowy affair. It's looking a lot like a white Easter. We all know that it's more likely to snow on Easter day than on Christmas Day. There does seem to be folk who think it's the start of their summer holidays in the hills. Erm, no! Winter continues.

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