12th April 2019
(Above) A shot of the business end of the Moy Coire. This was the site of a massive dry slab avalanche on one of our few west aspects back in early March 2010. It’s one of our more remote glens and the upper reaches of it are not visible from the A86. It’s quite a schlep getting in their at this time of year as the ground is quite rough and boggy. Best visited on skis when we have good cover. Those ski tourers familiar with Creag Meagaidh will recognise this as one of the classic descents off the Creag Meagaidh summit plateau. Pick the right line (when the cover’s complete) and its ‘skis on’ all the way from the summit down to the A86. Magnificent!
Frosty overnight so those preparing for a wander on the hills involving ascending/descending steep snow early in the morning – especially snow that’s heavily shaded – need to be carrying an ice axe and crampons. Quite warm feel when the sun’s out but let’s not get lulled into overlooking those essential bits of winter kit.
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