Friday, 10 January 2014

Cairngorm Expedition

Mark and Simon sent me an email of what they got up to this week so I popped it up on the Blog.

On Wednesday we headed out from Glen Feshie up onto Carn Ban Mor and then over to Sgor Gaoith. It was all pretty scoured on the tops, but dropping down onto the more and towards Loch nan Stuirteag the thaw was evident. This made for pretty unpleasant walking. The plan was to head up Cairn Toul and drop down to Corrour Bothy, but the late start and slow walking through poor snow pushed us down into Glen Geusachan, and around Devils Point arriving at the Bothy at about 1830.

The next morning we headed straight up onto Ben Macdui. A bit of a slog, but as we got higher the snow conditions drastically improved. The freezing level obviously dropping had done it a lot of good. Bomber hard snow all round. It was pretty wild on the tops, but as the day went on the visibility came good as we headed into Corrie Domhain to snow hole for the night. Once dug, we headed out for a few hours of night nav around the area.

 An early start this morning, with a glorious sun rise and amazing views to take us down to the car park. A nice bit of light hearted suffering in preparation for WML. 

Here you will find reports of what we have been up to and the current
weather conditions from where we have been.