Saturday, 2 February 2019


Enjoying the fabulous views

Loch na Earba & Creag Pitridh

Beinn a' Chaorainn & Creag Meagaidh

Sunrise over Beinn a' Chlachair

Grey Corries looking fine

East face Beinn a' Chaorainn

Coire Mor Chlacair

Creag Pitridh & Loch na Earba

Time for a dip before the walk out

Summit to ourselves

Descending with Meagaidh in full view

A snowy beach
The Scottish mountains are looking beautifully fine just now. Most areas received a further dump of snow over the last couple of days. The main Cairngorm range looked like there would be cloud and some snow showers today so we headed a bit further south and west, towards Creag Meagaidh and Loch Laggan area. Forecasts suggested most summits would be basking in blue skies and sun most of the day. That's exactly what Karen and I got! There are a group of three Munros just to the south of Loch Laggan, we fancied heading up these. It's a long walk in from the A86 but excellent estate tracks made it very easy. I decided on taking the snow shoes today. Wasn't really good snow for the extra weight! With the low temperatures the snow is virtually all powder on the mountain and still rocks poking through. Despite the snowpack not being particularly deep, the day was hard work. These hills have a feeling of remoteness which was reflected in the amount of folk we saw. Just 2 people all day and we were the first footprints up to the summit of Beinn a' Chlacair. The views were absolutely stunning. Crystal clear skies. Grand views of Creag Meagaidh, Beinn a' Caorainn and over in the west the Grey Corries and Aonach Mor.We even managed a wee dip in Loch na Earba at the end of the day. Stunning light before the easy walk out under a glorious sunset.
Easier in descent!

Snow shoe day

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