Tuesday, 14 February 2017


Cairn Gorm and Coire an t-Snechada

Fiacaill a Coire Snechda
Sunrise on Fiacaill Buttress

Still good snow cover on plateau

Cairngorm plateau

Cornice on Jacob's Ladder

Goat Track and Fiacaill Buttress

Raised footprints, where's the snow gone to?

Lovely day to be out in the sun

Empty Fiacaill
Another day of wall to wall sunshine and full cover of snow in The Cairngorms. The winds had eased just a little, down to 40-50mph and it was a tad milder but still well below freezing on the tops. Walking at lower altitudes is now much easier with some consolidation of the snowpack in the melt/freeze cycle and a lot of windblown slopes. Having a well beaten trail up into the corries also helps to move faster! A grand day out on the Fiacaill a coire Sneachda ridge. There seemed to be lots of groups heading up today but it was deserted by the time I was on it. Well sheltered from the southerly winds today until gaining the plateau. Lots of snow being transported down into Coire an t-Sneachda and especially into the Goat Track area. Fabulous 360 degree views today in the sparkling light. Another top day out.

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