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Snowy Loch Morlich circuit

Route: Loch Morlich

Date walked: 27/11/2021

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 6.22km

Ascent: 40m

We were very excited to wake up to some snow in the garden and it seemed that the storm had passed through a little quicker than expected. It seemed a shame not to go and play in the snow and having seen a friend's photos of Loch Morlich a few weeks previously it instantly sprung to mind.

I don't really do mornings anymore and wanted to make sure I felt up to it before we got in the car - the A9 was quite interested especially over the Slochd but we parked up at the side of Loch Morlich and set off
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Despite being only about 2pm, the light was already starting to go!
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The prominent Carn Eilrig ahead
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I suggested that perhaps we should have brought skis - although we knew there would be snow (in fact that was the whole point!) we hadn't realised how good the coverage would be at this level
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Some nice light hitting Meall a' Buachaille
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We did actually meet someone on skis somewhere along here but she didn't seem to be having the easiest time of some of the bits of track!
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Malky trying not to fall in
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Meall a' Buachaille again (a safe distance from the edge!)
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We stopped to enjoy a flask of tea and a break before coming out on the beach near the boat house.
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There were several people camping here, despite the sign asking them not to
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Looking across Loch Morlich towards the Northern Corries
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Definitely sunbathing weather... :lol:
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It was really good to get out and actually enjoy it - having done a lot of resting and focusing on my recovery over the last 3 months I am feeling tentatively hopeful that things may be slowly improving 8)
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Evening light
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Back at the Loch Morlich we watched a car spinning its wheels trying to get up the ramp and back to the road - fortunately they managed to escape before I volunteered Malky to help push :lol:

Looking across Loch Morlich
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Of course, no visit to Aviemore would be complete without a visit to Miele's - however, instead of the standard ice-cream cone we discovered that they did hot waffles with ice-cream and chocolate sauce. Well, it would be rude not to 8)
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2021

Trips: 38
Distance: 276.73 km
Ascent: 11390m
Grahams: 10
Sub2000s: 15
Hewitts: 2
Wainwrights 1

2020

Trips: 67
Distance: 676.72 km
Ascent: 33114m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 17
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 39
Hewitts: 7
Wainwrights 15

2019

Trips: 66
Distance: 1223.09 km
Ascent: 68941m
Munros: 16
Corbetts: 24
Grahams: 15
Sub2000s: 45
Hewitts: 13
Wainwrights 2

2018

Trips: 53
Distance: 1617.76 km
Ascent: 95123m
Munros: 47
Corbetts: 57
Grahams: 14
Donalds: 8
Sub2000s: 13

2017

Trips: 68
Distance: 1350.52 km
Ascent: 88250m
Munros: 48
Corbetts: 49
Grahams: 25
Donalds: 40
Sub2000s: 12
Hewitts: 9
Wainwrights 12

2016

Trips: 46
Distance: 821 km
Ascent: 56818m
Munros: 100
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 4
Sub2000s: 2

2015

Trips: 13
Distance: 216.15 km
Ascent: 13086m
Munros: 28

2014

Trips: 1
Distance: 20 km
Ascent: 1350m
Munros: 2

2013

Trips: 2
Distance: 40 km
Ascent: 2600m
Munros: 3

2012

Trips: 1
Distance: 18 km
Ascent: 1500m
Munros: 2

2011

Trips: 4
Distance: 45.5 km
Ascent: 4050m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2009

Trips: 1
Distance: 17 km
Ascent: 1352m
Munros: 1


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