Saturday, 9 November 2019


Fiacaill Buttress

Coire an t-Sneachda


Coire an t-Sneachda
Fingers Ridge

Fiacaill Coire Sneachda

Rimed crags

Definitely winter

Busy today on the ridge

More climbers

Looking good for early November
The Northern  Cairngorms were looking good today. There had been some more snow yesterday. A gusty wind was creating a fair bit of spindrift in Coire an t-Sneachda this morning. Some drifting created quite deep deposits in places. More ice and more rimed up crags. Of course nothing much in the way of consolidation with the very low temperatures the last few days. Poor visibility up on the plateau, the morning saw some brief views. Up on the Fiacaill Ridge it was quite busy with 6 folk including one of my clients from last winter. More climbers on Mess of Pottage. It was pretty chilly once you stood still on the tops. I took my gloves off for 30 seconds photographing and quickly got cold hands. It's definitely winter up in The Highlands.

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