Lochnagar in the sun.

14th April 2018

It was a classic Spring day so thought I’d head up Lochnagar for the final day of the season. There is still plenty of snow, although it is steadily thawing.

This is the last blog of the 2017/18  season, thanks for all the support through the Winter. Special mention to – Braemar Mountain Rescue Team, Glenshee Ski Centre, Police Scotland, Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team, Balmoral Estate, Mar Lodge Estate, Invercauld Estate,  and of course  Braemar Mountain Sports and their excellent cafe, The Bothy for supplying the coffee!


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We’ll be back in December!


Walkers at the Col.


Geese heading North. A sure sign of Spring.



Jenga blocks on the West Buttress.


Walkers passing the cliffs, there are still cornices above some gullies. Despite the sun it was actually fairly cool in the wind.


Raeburns Gully, getting thinner with more stuff to come down yet. Many easier gullies are still complete but could do with a freeze for climbing.


Cornices are very wet, I tried to capture the water coming out of them. With more rain forecast it’s like some of these will fall.


The Stuic. Still good cover.


At the top of the West Ridge.

Comments on this post

  • Danny
    17th April 2018 1:11 pm

    You got me… What are “Jenna blocks”?
    (if anybody’s still there… :o)

    • scairngormsadmin
      17th April 2018 8:11 pm

      Good spot, spellcheck at its finest!

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