23rd February 2017
Winter Storm Doris certainly imbued yesterday’s weather forecast with a bit of ‘que sera, sera’. (Remember the song and singer? I do. That must make me very old.)
Shanks’s pony today but felt the need for skis; certainly would have made access less tiring, though general skiing conditions are poor as there’s no real base. The last time I mentioned how lousy the general skiing conditions were, the very next day I came across newish ski tracks meandering across the plateau in a vain attempt to link patches of snow. Some of you are very determined and dedicated to your sport!
Though possibly a tad obsessive compulsive, too?
Fancy a wade in the snow? I didn’t, but had no choice!
By complete co-incidence I stumbled across a Glenmore Lodge winter hill-walking group being shepherded up towards Carn Liath by instructor Keith Miller, who’s well-known to SAIS Creag Meagaidh. Below:
(Above) The Glenmore Lodge group on the Coire Ardair path shortly to depart “off piste” to Carn Liath. Keith had just fielded a phone call informing him of some spontaneous avalanche activity in one of the other areas, so I’m not sure that’s a smile you see on their faces or a terrified rictus. Only they can say!
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