Very mild with Gale force winds.

7th March 2015

Plus 4 on the summit of Cairngorm with gusts of over 120mph.  A thawing snowpack; however large snowfields and main gully lines remain intact.

A rapid thaw leaving a saturated undergrowth.

A rapid thaw leaving undergrowth saturated.

Very hard work walking against the gale force SW winds.

Very hard work walking against gale force SW winds, often being blown backwards or over!

Mist and rain as we entered the corrie, with views of Aladdin's Buttress and the Trident gullies

Views of Aladdin’s Buttress and the Trident gullies.  Winds unpredictable and gusty as we entered the corrie, so we left teetering through boulder fields for another day

Clearer spells away from the crags with rainbows over Glenmore

Clearer spells away from the crags with rainbows over Glenmore

 

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