A Blanket of soft snow

18th February 2023

After last nights snowfall, there now lies a blanket of  ankle deep soft snow on most aspects.  It looks like a winter paradise, but whether traveling on foot or ski/split board proceeding with caution was “choice of the day”, because hidden beneath this soft fluffy blanket of snow, there’s a Kaleidoscope of ever changing terrain.  It varies from sheet ice, firm neve, soggy wet undergrowth, rocks and holes, to name but a few, but for those cunning enough to pick a good line it must have been paradise.

En route to the summit of Cairngorm

A glimpse between the clouds of the distant River Avon.

Looking South towards Loch and Cairn Etchachan


The plateau

Fiachaill Sneachda ridge, Sgor Gaoith in the distance.

Sunny in the mountains, murky in the glen.

A group prepare to head up the Cas ridge.

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