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Cairngorms from Kingussie February 2015

We spent February Half-term at Kingussie and did some hill bagging around the Cairngorm area.

  • Geal-charn (917m) & A’Mharconaich (975m) from Balsporan in a 60mph gale.
  • Stob a’Choire Mheadhoin (1105m) & Stob Coire Easain (1115m)
  • A rest day where we walked to a small trigpoint, and popped in to Coire an t-Sneachda to have a look at the conditions.
  • A Corbett: The Sow of Atholl (Meall an Dobharchain) (803m) in really foul weather!
  • Back to Coire an t-Sneachda to climb Aladdin’s Mirror (Grade 1*), then down the Goat Track, to climb back up Jackob’s Ladder (Grade 1*).
Coire an t-Sneachda: Jakob's Ladder, Aladdin's Mirror & Goat Track

Coire an t-Sneachda: Jakob’s Ladder, Aladdin’s Mirror & Goat Track

  • A final bleak day on the foothills of Sgor Gaoith


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