Cairngorms snow shuffle. December 2008

Date: 6th December 2008
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 725m

Great weather on Saturday 6th. We did a quick jaunt round from the Ski Car park across the Northern Corries, to the 1083m top W of Cairn Lochan, continuing over Stob Coire an t-Sneachda and then down Fiacaill a Coire Chais.

Horrible struggle through the shaded corrie – 2-3ft of thick unconsolidated snow made for a crawl of pace.

The ridge line was great though.

Not much else to say – it’s a short route, maybe 3hrs in summer – took 6 in the thick snow.

Some pics:

Back to Meall a Buachaille:

Northern Corries cliffs and climbers:

Braeriach and Sgor Gaoithe:

H and Cairn Toul:

Walkers on the cliffs:

Stob Coire an t-Sneachda:

Spindrift:

Snow Buntings:

Back down past the ski madness and then on for a curry and a wee half – with some cracking company.

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