- Anyone know if the Cairngorm Plateau is (fairly) clear of snow?
It’s maybe too early to risk the big one yet.
Rubbish… ^ that there picture was in May. If the weather is good get the sunscreen on and go for it. At the worst you will have to walk over the snow fields up top which will not slow you down by much (and you will not be causing any erosion on the delicate Cairngorm Plateau as your tyres won’t be destroying the plantlife that will take years to recover 😉 ).Posted 4 years ago
That route to Etchachan is not that steep… and the umpteen freeze/thaw cycles since will have consolidated that so it aint going to move… trust me… I’ve been trained to dig snow pits and used to throw bombs at slopes for a living 😆
Bigger risk would be falling through a thin bit and drowning in the burn underneath… 😐
Keep to the right – the burn is off to the left (as you look down the hill that is… not up the hill, we don’t do that round here).Posted 4 years ago
Thinking of doing either the Cairngorm – Macdui – Coire Etchachan route, this weekend, but I’ll not even bother planning it if there’s known snowfields still on the plateau.
Other option is a first Mullach Clach a Blair – Carn Ban Mor of the season. I’d be interested to know if that’s clear(ish). I can handle a couple fo snowbridges over the burns but not wading thro porridge.
Any info would be helpful, thanks.Posted 4 years ago
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