Snowshoes in Scotland

Lucy writes: Jen and I headed up in to the Monadhliath yesterday for a day of navigation and running around in the snow. It was meant to be an easy day, but Geal Charn is a fair slog up, and with the bad vis and full on micro nav it felt like a proper Scottish day out.  I was delighted that there was enough good snow for me to spend most of the day in snowshoes. Poor Jen had to wade bare booted for much for the day. Nails!

Looking for the White Room in the MonadhLiadh

With fresh snow overnight and more falling, we headed out East today for a bit of a winter warm up, in search of the famous "White Room" and some navigation.  Although snow fell all day, we didn't really find whiteout conditions, but we did do plenty of nav: up A' Cailleach and over towards Carn Slugain, two rounded Munros in the Monadhliadh. We had a great day, visited a bothy we hadn't been to before. We enjoyed a few sightings of bounding mountain hares along the way.


Mountain Hare tracks

Mountain Hare tracks