|Loch Treig & the Western Highlands|
|Creag Meagaidh to Chno Dearg|
|Lochan Dubh & Stob Coire Sgriodain|
|The 'Easains' and Loch Treig|
|Creag Meagaidh from high on SC Sgriodain|
|'Easains' and Loch Treig|
|Stob Coire Sgriodain from Chno Dearg|
|Beautiful ice formations in the burns|
|Will this be completely frozen soon?|
The path up from Fersit to our first Munro is mostly pathless and the lower reaches quite wet and boggy in the summer months. Today it was virtually all frozen, drier feet always a bonus when walking on the west coast hills. Despite the sun it was still way below freezing on the tops. There is snow from around 700m but quite a light covering compared to The Cairngorms. The rather non descript Chno Dearg is easily gained within 1 hour between the two summits. The wind had picked up by the time we reached our final mountain and the cloud had rolled in from the west, heralding the next weather front. The long, easy angled walk back to Fersit was made easier by the frozen terrain. We never saw anyone else on the hill apart from a couple of guys some 20 minutes in front of us.
More snow on the way, especially on Tuesday when a big dump is forecast. The Cairngorms already have a fab covering. Brilliant start to the season and the sustained low temperatures are set to continue up to next weekend and maybe beyond.