Monday, 1 June 2015

Munro Bagging from Aviemore

Sgor Gaoith - Day 1

A nice little warm up to bag the first Munro of our trip to the Cairngorms with a round trip of just over eleven miles and 3,437 ft of climbing.  The outstanding feature of hte week was the strong winds and cold temperatures making it seem like February instead of May.  The high mountains holding fast to their wintry conditions gave spectacular views - beautiful, challenging and rewarding : )


Clouds on the summit


Summit Ridge


Lunch


Winter arrives


Another Top


Looking down to Loch Einich


Beinn a Chaorainn & Beinn Tealiach - Day 2

A total of fifteen and a half miles today to reach two more Munros.  A failed attempt to get onto Creag Meagaidh due to 'The Window' still being fill of snow.   Better safe than sorry to Plan B - retreat to thecar and a short drive up the road to the start of the walk in to Beinn a Chaorainn, notoriious for its cornices on the east ridge, waiting to trap the unwary mountaineer in poor visibility.  A long way down to climb up again to the second Munro of Beinn Tealiach.  Back to base to plan an alternative route onto Creag Meagaidh for Tuesday.


No problems today as Keith makes his way along the east ridge with the infamous cornices to the left and Loch Trieg below in the Glen


Ian surveying the summit cairn ahead


Cairn with the cornice and sky beyond


Yep the weather's coming our way


Another snowfield to cross


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