The Dubh Loch.

2nd April 2021

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We made our way up to the Dubh Loch today. Nick and Steve from the Braemar Mountain Rescue Team had made an ascent of Central Gully yesterday and apparently conditions were still good. After a cooler period dribbles of ice were all over the crag but falling in rising temperatures. Although it should be expected at the end of Winter, it should be noted there have been a number of rock falls including a couple of bigger blocks. Probably best not wandering along the crag base unnecessarily for a while yet!

Central Gully, The Dubh Loch. The gully is not quite complete but it was firm snow all the way up.


Looking down to Andy. As mentioned in the report, slips or trips on the firm and patchy snow will have serious consequences.


A nice exit to the gully. There are not really any cornices left in the area but often you’ll find steep rotten snow instead.

Comments on this post

  • Callum Horne
    2nd April 2021 7:51 pm

    Thanks for the reports again this year, really appreciate all your efforts.

    Met up on Carn a’ Gheoidh on a rather good day back on 24th Jan. A great season for the touring.

    Take care

    • scairngormsadmin
      6th April 2021 4:16 pm

      Thanks Callum! Seems a long time ago now!!

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