Saturday, 30 May 2015

Sgor Gaoith - 24 May

Two years ago we climbed out of Glen Feshie with every intention of traversing the high ridge north to Sgor Gaoith but poor weather and zero visibility persuaded us to save it for another day. This is to be the “other day” despite the forecast which isn’t particularly promising. The weather looks pretty stable for the week; wind around 30 mph, temperatures ~4C., wind chill about –3C, visibility should be good to zero – typical summer in the Cairngorms!

A long pathless slog to Geal-Charn is followed by easy walking to the summit of Sgor Gaoith which we watched appearing and disappearing as the heavy clouds sped across the Cairngorm plateau. The summit remained clear long enough to tempt us to continue south to Carn Ban Mor before descending to Glen Feshie. This was a piece of wicked humour because as soon as we were committed, the clouds blew in again bringing a second snow/hail shower.

Keith and Pauline approaching Sgor Gaoith summit

South west over Loch Einich

North west over Loch Einich

North west over Loch Einich


South over Loch Einich towards Monadh Mor

Summit of Sgor Gaoith

Cornices to the south of the summit

Scots Pines in Glen Feshie

Scots Pines in Glen Feshie (2)

Glen Feshie

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