Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Balgowan Meet - Winter Time!

A few photos from part of last weekend's meet to The Cabin at Balgowan. On Saturday the weather was on the bad side of the forecast with fresh snow down to 400m and what looked like a healthy dusting higher up. As we were to find out, there was loads of the stuff. Deep unconsolidated powder and soft slab over large areas not blasted by the wind. John & Ann tackled the twin Corbetts of Gairbeinn & Meall na h-Aisre, Roddy did Corrieairack Hill, Joe and Mat had an introduction to snow swimming on Carn Ban in the Monadhliath and Denis had a close encounter with some snow leopards. All made it back in time for afternoon tea of a large scone baked by Joe, then the usual awesome communal feast. Sunday was a washout with rain from the off and more on the way, so gear shopping it was...

Gairbeinn (L) on the way up

Blowy on the top


The summit ridge of Gairbeinn

And blowy again...

Out on the plateau, wading through the deep stuff

and again

Gairbeinn from Meall na h-Aisre