Something for June
So the glorious weather of late Spring had departed and Scotland was back to the usual mix of rain and gales – superbly Scottish summer weather ;) The spring weather had been enjoyed but June was quiet and only one mountain outing was enjoyed by the steaming boots twosome. The Steaming Boots team had a busy time ahead, limiting Mountain Time, however we look forward to an active few months coming up!
Unusually our June outing was to the Cairngorms…a little further east than our usual haunts!
We were keen to get some climbing in, but a marginal forecast saw us head for The Fiacaill Ridge and for some fun scrambling. The ridge is superbly located and easily reached but truth be told the scrambling is short lived. You get a feel for the ridge and just as you are warmed up, the plateaux appears in front of you after the final pull up! However it’s a grand way to reach the Cairngorm plateaux and today with high winds we had the ridge to ourselves. The same couldn’t be said about the plateaux, with many parties enjoying the one place in Scotland where the cloud and rain weren’t dampening the views from the summits!
Once on the plateaux, there are numerous option and lots of places to visit. However we had time limits today so I suggested popping down to try and get a snap of Loch Avon. We eventually reached a spot where we could just about capture the loch and stopped for a bit to eat and a photo. The winds were fierce and a drop down the Goat track was taken and back to the car in the relative shelter of the Corrie.
Not much happening apart from this outing but keep watching as the next few months look like we will be getting back into the Great Outdoors with a vengeance!
Some thoughts and reports from my outdoors activties...