Thursday, March 31, 2011

Summit Cornice Sgor Gaoith 29th March 2011

Summit Cornice Sgor Gaoith 29th March 2011.

A lovely walk on Sgor Gaoith on 29th March 2011, with the summit snow providing a superb climax to a gentle walk in the Cairngorms.

At the start of the walk through the forest, we met the local forest ranger who was downloading pictures from the hidden cameras trying to locate the elusive wildcat. Although not too much success on that front, he was amazed at the number of badgers, pine marten and capercaillie appearing regularly on film. Best of all, an otter had been picked up in the burn by the side of the track.

Sgor Gaoith makes for an excellent short walk in the Cairngorms National Park and is one of the more accessible munros. Best of all, we didn't need a jacket on until reaching our snowy destination! The views over to Braeriach and the frightening drop down to Loch Einich make this a wonderful viewpoint.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dreaming of the Cairngorms

Cairngorm from Loch Etchachan.

Dreaming of backpacking trips in the Cairngorms! August 2010 was very special.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Loch Morlich and the Cairngorms 14th March 2011

Loch Morlich 14th March 2011.

A lovely March day in the Cairngorms, with Loch Morlich at its best and the mountains tempting you to the slopes.

I'm looking forward to another weekend at the end of the month staying in Creag Mhor, a cosy Self Catering Cottage in Aviemore.

Loch Morlich and the Cairngorms.