Tuesday, 1 May 2018


Linda & Jenifer, map reading 
Going off the trail 
Strong winds and cold

Lurchers Crag 
Tools of the trade
How long before this goes?
The locals joining us for a walk
It was another glorious clear skies morning in the Cairngorms.  The Atlantic weather front soon brought high level cloud and snow flurries by mid-day.  The winds increased,  feeling very winter like in the 40-50mph SW's. What a change from yesterday's stunning day.
Linda and Jenifer from Canada are out with me on a 2 Day Navigation Course.  Before setting out on the hill we looked at different maps and map scales for the area. The ladies navigated around Coire an Lochain,  up to the plateau and eventually onto the summit of Creag an Leth-choin (Lurchers Crag). It was a day for several layers of clothing and working the compass with big gloves.
Summer? Not quite.

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