Saturday, 17 October 2009

Crystal Ridge and Quartzvein Edge





A good weather forecast made us think about getting out and about somewhere so we packed lightweight camping and scrambling gear and headed off to the less visited areas of Cairngorm.
We walked up to Ben MacDui and found it was rather colder than we had thought it would be and the rime ice on the grass confirmed our thoughts!
Still. we went down into Coire Sputan Dearg by Glissade Gully and scrambled up Crystal Ridge enjoying the fun rock though the grassy exit proved to be the most worriesome bit of the route,
Loch Etchachan gave us a great camping spot and a chance to try out Ron's single skin bivvi tent.
The morning gave a sharp frost but after a few cups of tea, we were away scrambling on Creagan Choire Etchachan and Quartsvein Edge. Great fun and a good walk out by Loch Avon and Coire Raibert to finish off the trip.

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