Jo Blackshaw - 100829

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Winter Walking Record


Date : 17/01/2016

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Equals

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Cloudy - poor visibility

Wind : Moderate wind

Camping Type :

Nights Camping : 0

Mountains : Cairn Gorm - Fiacaill Coire an t-Sneachda Cairn Lochan Fiacaill A'choire Chais Stob Coire An T-Sneachda

Flagged :


A windy day with low visibility on the plateau. A group of us went via Fiacaill ridge to Cairn Lochan and on to Stob Coire An T-Sneachda returning via Fiacaill Chas. Crampons were put on half way up ridge but in reality it was soft all the way - it could have become scoured at any point.

Area : The Cairngorms

The Cairngorms are ‘a little piece of the arctic in Scotland’ according to the SMC Munros Guide and the area contains many of the tallest peaks in the East Highlands. Ben Macdui (1309m), Cairn Gorm (1244m) and Braeriach (1296) are probably three of the better known and the whole area is full of steep corries and high plateaux. Access to the mountains is typically from Aviemore or Braemar.