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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


Snowholes.jpg
Snowholes


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


ICBMs.jpg
ICBMs?


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.jpg
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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