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Creag Meagaidh circuit vapour trail bonanza

Creag Meagaidh circuit vapour trail bonanza

Postby tombombadilio » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:22 am

Munros included on this walk: Carn Liath (Creag Meagaidh), Creag Meagaidh, Stob Poite Coire Ardair

Date walked: 15/03/2016

Time taken: 8.25 hours

Distance: 22.5 km

Ascent: 1365m

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Hi all.

Lots of great reports on the Meagaidh circuit in various conditions on the forum.

But just had to share with you my jaunt round them, again, during that week in March - it's too much blue for one man's soul to bear!

The vapour trails that day were particularly stunning and just incessant - really hard to make good time when that's going on above your head.

Met one couple at The Window who had climbed up (looked a hard slog). Other than that, saw just a couple of ants all day.

After the couple left (so as not to make them envious), bum slid down from The Window (my first) to wrap up an awesome day, sun burnt and sore faced.

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Start point.jpg
Start point

Snow formation.jpg
Cool snow formation

Loch Laggan.jpg
Loch Laggan

Carn Liath summit.jpg
Carn Liath summit


Steep ascent to SPCA.jpg
Steep ascent to SPCA

Coire Ardair.jpg
Coire Ardair

Vapour trails.jpg
I love vapour trails

Stob Poite Coire Ardair summit.jpg
Stob Poite Coire Ardair summit

Creag Meagaidh summit.jpg
Creag Meagaidh summit

Creag Meagaidh summit pano.jpg
CM summit pano


Lone walker on Creag Meagaidh plateau.jpg
Other lone walker on Creag Meagaidh plateau

Descent from The Window.jpg
Descent from The Window - this is where Iost my bum-slide virginity 10secs later

Vapour trail from Window.jpg
Cheeky wee vapour trail from The Window

Vertorama - like a panorama, but vertical. Still working on it.

Avalanche debris.jpg
Avalanche debris

Avalanche debris close.jpg
Avalanche debris close

Frozen lochan.jpg
Lochan a' Choire - hard to believe this was still solidly frozen as there was a heat haze in that corrie
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