Great day out with Ron & Roy and the folks from Tomintoul walking festival.
Met Chris in Sugarbowl carpark on Aviemore ski road.
Off at a fast pace to Chalamain Gap. Carefully picked way through the giant boulders and slabby chunks of granite before descending to Larig Ghru for a wee bite to eat by the burn in the sunshine..
Relentless up to the ridge from site of Sinclair memorial hut ... bit blowy on the ridge ... just a taste of what was to come. New path is great ... big thank you to the path makers!
Suberb views south to devils Point, Cairn toul and Loch Uaine, and west to Sgor Giath. sunny north views to Loch Morlich, and bright east views to Cairngorm, Ben Macdui and beyond.
Gusty winds, sleet and some hail greeted us on the final approach to the summit - just mother nature reminding us who is in charge and that winter is on its way.
Then back down into sunny summer again with grand rainbow across Chalamain gap mouth.
A five star day out - with thanks to all 10 who were there. Cheers J
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