JOCKS ICE AND SNOW
|Date: 22 - 29 JAN 12
Submitted by: KEITH MONAGHAN
Sandra and I headed for Aviemore in mothership arriving Monday morning, and then up into Northern Coires. A distinct lack of snow compared to the previous visits in the last 2 years so we climbed Fiacaill Ridge on very icy rock but enjoyable with great views. The goat track down was sheets of ice from top to bottom and there was little sign of any snow in any of the gullies, but loads of ice everywhere.
Wednesday was a crap day with a poor forecast so we headed south with an attempt to dander up Scheillion but we were beat off below the op at 900m after getting blown over . Stayed near Crieff with the smell from the Famous Grouse distillery which Sandra got addicted too. Thursday morning was an easy dander up Ben Chonzie in a biting cold wind and then off to the airport where I dropped Sandra off and collected 4 friends from home. Slight issues ref Sandra booking meant extra use of credit card but the less said about this the better!
Headed home on Sunday evening ferry. New Stenna ferries are excellency and new terminal at Cairnryan much better that Stranaer.
02 Feb 2012
How many left now?
02 Feb 2012
Still 50 to go, have somehow started on repeats for Sandra! All mine NW of the Great Glen now, small tent, pair of trainers and a mad weeks bagging required before midgies start.
08 Feb 2012
Well done Keith
14 Feb 2012
We are planning to go over in April for two weeks, no dates yet, but after Easter. Meet up?