A Christmas Day, Lochnagar

25th December 2015

Fresh snow down to 550 metres made for a slower walk than usual.

It’s definitely wintry at higher elevation and full winter kit is a must. Much firmer snow requiring kick stepping and ice forming in places.

 

Heading up to Lochnagar

Heading up to Lochnagar

 

Heading up the West Ridge

Heading up the West Ridge

Looking to the main crag.

Looking to the main crag.

Rae burns Gully

Raeburns Gully

Beinn a Bhuird

Beinn a Bhuird

Crossing up to the Summit rocks

Crossing up to the Summit rocks over very firm snow.

Sam at the top of The Black Spout.

Sam at the top of The Black Spout.

Sam doing a quick check.

Sam doing a quick check in the snow.

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