After a quick cycle into Derry Lodge we went up Derry Cairngorm in hot sunshine and with little sign of snow.
But as we approached the main Cairngorm plateau the snow levels increased and with Ed's previous experience we located a good bank of snow in a hanging corrie above Loch Etchachan. and the digging began at 2 points
Within a couple of hours of hard digging and a broken spade (who buys snow shovels at Costco??) we had a deluxe abode for the night, with Ed and Scuz on the ground floor and Joe and I on the mezzanine floor
Once the digging was done it was time for supper in the gathering darkness