A winter Cairngorm constitutional

The weather forecasts were really strange. MWIS was completely useless, using word like "some hills..." and "other hills..." without any hint where these better or worse conditions might be. Meto were only slightly better. At least they hinted there would be an inversion over the Southern Cairngorms but neglected to mention Northern Cairngorms at all! The latter's forecasts could be better timed, the evening before coming out well into the evening some days does not give much or any time to formulate plans.

Date started:19/01/19
Distance:4.3 miles
Ascent:622m
Descent:623m
Time taken:4:53
Moving time:3:50
Average speed:1.11mph
Maximum speed:3.08mph

Meall a' Bhuachaille
Meal a' Bhuachaille

Reindeer on Windy Ridge looking for food
Reindeer on Windy Ridge looking for food

Reindeer on Windy Ridge
Reindeer on windy ridge

Ptarmigan building looking forlorn
Ptarmigan building looking forlorn

Cairngorm Weather stations and an inversion
Cairngorm Weather stations and an inversion

Beinn Mheadhoin
Beinn Mheadhoin

Inversion over the Southern Cairngorms
Inversion over the Southern Cairngorms

Northern Coires and Coastguard rescue chopper
Northern Coires and Coastguard rescue chopper

Tags: munro, outdoor, scotland Written 20/01/19 

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