Short walk in the Cairngorms.

Yesterday I met up with two pals and had a short walk in the Cairngorms. The weather was a bit misty and cold a little snow but ice in places. It’s a bare looking Cairngorm you just now. Yet winter skills are still taking place.

We only saw a few folk as we were coming off the hill later in the day. As normal As we came off the hill later in the day the sun was out but we missed it. It was pretty cold and I was well wrapped up as still got a bit of the bronchitis . My pals were putting warmer kit on early into the walk.

I wrote about glasses on the hill yesterday and my pal was finding it hard with his specs misting up in the cold air. There is not much you can do about it apart from wipe the glasses regularly. I carry a clean hanky for this and blow up a map of the tricky areas on my computer. Places where crags are and good navigation is essential. I have had 60 years of wearing specs so got used to it. In wild days goggles are great but I have prescription lenses. It also important that you get a decent pair that will stay on in a wind . There must be a few pairs that get blown off as a few commented on yesterday blog. I wear a spec band most days and carry a spare pair always. It is worth getting a pair of glasses that are robust “sports glasses have sprung legs that help keep them on. Also worth noting rimmed glasses can be dangerous on the hill as if the glass breaks you can have a nasty cut or worse.

Loch Morlich looking magic.

So it was head home as the weather changed as it does but it was good to get out into the fresh air.

Despite the lack of snow there was a fair bit of water ice about especially near the burns ! Be careful!

Easy day today as coughing a lot last night I was supposed to be out on Ben Rinnes my local Corbett!

Still worthwhile a short wander!

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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