Saturday, 16 April 2016


Just the two of us on the hill today
Big cornices
Glen Feshie
Full snow cover on the Moine Mor
Timed perfectly, summit in sun
Braeraich and Loch Einich
Another snow shower coming
The temperatures have been quite low on the summits the last few days and today's freezing level was even lower with Cairn Gorm summit temperatures of -5 overnight. Snow falling down to Aviemore level this morning but it is April and relatively warm down in the valley so it's not causing any chaos on the roads. Snowline around 850m here in The Cairngorms. The last week we have had a run of sunny spells and snow showers. We hit it right today, getting to the summit of Sgor Gaoithe just between snow showers and getting nice views. Full on winter conditions with poor visibility and almost balaclava and snow goggle conditions at times, when the showers came over. They were quite brief, lasting just a matter of minutes. It's looking more like mid winter up on the tops and the plateau is just wonderful, right across the Moine Mor there isn't a single break in the snow cover. Sgor Gaoithe is a great Munro and is always quiet, even at weekends. A great view point over to Braeriach and the beauty is you can be up and down it in half a day, even in winter :)

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