Meggie ‘Untamed’

17th January 2015

Access to the Meggie ‘inner reaches’ still a challenge with deep drifts on main tracks and a widespread breakable crust.

Skis  undoubtedly very useful for access – especially if survival skiing your speciality, in which case Meggie could well be your ideal venue! Loads of deep drifts, snow covered heather, sastrugi and the odd scoured icy section on high  ground – if not, then perhaps a few more alpine seasons worth of practise probably worthwhile before venturing forth!

Foot soldiers venturing out from Aberarder - looking forward to encountering breakable crust above 300m

‘Foot soldiers’ departing from Aberarder – looking forward to encountering some breakable crust above 300m

Sastrugi on open, exposed hillsides from about 800m

Sastrugi on open, exposed hillsides from about 800m

Low level cloud hanging around coire floors, clear on the tops for much of the day.

Low level cloud hanging around coire floors, clear on the tops for much of the day.

Good cover in high 'plateau' areas

Good cover in high ‘plateau’ areas

Good cover on high ground

Full cover on high ground – when you get there!

 

Comments on this post

  • Grant Duff
    17th January 2015 6:18 pm

    Looks like a fair dump on the tops.

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