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Meall a' Bhuachaille with low clag and snow storm

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:11 pm
by The Rodmiester
This was the hill I was hoping to do on the previous day, better clearer sky and the route was to have included the whole ridge to appreciate the views over the frozen Loch Morlich and the Rothiemurchus woods, never mind I guess I will cut short and drop down at the col after the large summit cairn.

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Park just beyond the Glenmore Lodge centre and head off along the good track through the Scots pine woods
The track you take when it comes to a Y junction is the left fork towards the Ryvoan Bothy a MBA maintained bothy
Ryvoan Bothy at the foot of the track climbing up the East shoulder of Meall a Bhuachaille
The start of the track, and the first sign of snow has arrived
Well constructed paths all the way up to the summit, and even with the dusting of snow not that slippy
The summit cairn in sight and this is when I meet the first person of the day a runner who has come from the Glenmore lodge training centre appears out of the gloom and clag, we have a wee natter and not wanting to keep him, as it's pretty cold up there. (So if you were the runner, Hi again!)
Seeing there is no chance of any views I decide just to cut it short and take the shortcut back down towards the Glenmore Centre.
The paths make for fast walking and here again I meet another couple of walkers this time.
Getting near the end of the trail now and approaching the access road, I can hear the traffic on the main road to the Ski Centre
Loch Morlich, frozen over