Ben MacDui.

17th March 2009

Headed off up Ben MacDui today. Took our ski’s as Ali was heading off to Aviemore. Thought we could link patches up but it was very poor until much higher up hill. What snow is there was fantastic!
The plateau is ok but options are limited outside Cairngorm/MacDui. ¬†Braeriach has good cover on top. The buttresses looked black, think sun has taken it’s toll, main gullies look complete.
 I doubt there is any decent touring in the White Mounth without any significant walking.
It was a great day, pics below.
Pic Below: Crossing the bridge at Derry Lodge

Pic: You have to earn this snow…..we walked a bit.
Pic: er….we walked a lot.
Pic: Finally snow!
Pic: Looking over to the corries of Braeriach.

Pic: Passing Sappers bothy.
Pic: Plenty snow Buntings around.
Pic: Superb views today.
Pic: Top Ben MacDui
Not a lot of snow on the way down but what was there was fantastic.

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