Blue skies on Carn an t-Sagairt Mor

1st March 2011

Looking into Tolmount and the cliffs of Upper Glen Callater. On foot today up to the north slopes of Carn an t-Sagairt Mor for the pit.

Looking north to the central Cairngorms from today’s pit site. The slope is steeper than it looks; 27 degees. Cairn Toul, Braeriach and Ben Macdui are clearly seen in the background. Despite valley temperatures reaching double figures this afternnon the snow here was rock hard. Air temperature was 2 degrees but an axe was still needed to start excavating the pit.

Carn an Tuirc on the left, Cairnwell in the centre of the picture. For Tuirc you can start to ski 15 minutes walk from Lochcallater Lodge. Once up on the plateau there is great cover to Carn of Claise, Tom Buidhe and beyond.

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