Mucked up the start and parked at Glenmore Lodge instead of the Visitor Centre. Sloppy navigating on Sarah's part (the shame).
Got to the Visitor Centre (£2 to park all day: very reasonable) and had a look around the centre. Really lovely place with spanky clean loos.
Anyway onto the walk ; we began in the same way as the parking (ie: with a detour). This time it was "path construction" but the detour was minor so no bother. The snow was falling thick and fast and a good three to four inches underfoot. However not so much snow falling that we couldn't take in the stunning scenery.
The path up to Meall a Bhuachaille was windy to say the least and on our way up we called in at the Ryvoan bothy. Having a quick flick through the bothy "visitor book" we found a three x A4 pages of some poor chap detailing how his life had fallen apart with the breakdown of his marriage (not your typical marriage breakdown that's for sure). Some wag had written underneath "How to follow 50 shades of gray"
Back to the walk : the path up the side of the Corbett was a delight of drifting snow, icy snow showers and an incessant force 10 (well, it felt like a force 10). The walker ahead of us turned back but Double Hard Nutters that we are we carried on eventually making it to the large windshelter summit cairn.
Pretty parky up there but fab views of pointy Bynack More and CairnGorm inbetween snow showers.
We walked the entire length of the ridge through to Graiggowrie and enjoyed brilliant views in all directions. On the return to lower ground David removed his hat and amused us all with his "Back to the Future" mad scientist hair . As I was walking backwards taking the rise out of him, karma bit me on the bottom when I stepped back into an orangey-brown gloopy bog. Right up to the calf.
Last part of the walk was spoiled by David singing "Karma, Karma, Karma Chameleon" as my damp muddied toes slowly went numb.
Back at the nice Visitor Centre I bought a nice bag of Revels as a) a reward for climbing the mountains and b) putting up with a smug Hubs.
Walked by Sarah, David and Alice
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