Dorian Thomas - 177186

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Winter Walking Record

Details

Date : 14/03/2020

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Leader / Supervisor

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Cloudy - poor visibility

Wind : Strong wind

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Nights Camping :

Mountains : Beinn Bhreac Carn an Fhreiceadain

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Description

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Checked weather and avalanche forecast, planned route to Carn Fhreiceadain only hazard would be poor visibility above 600 - 700m.

Underfoot conditions were good for the whole journey with soft snow meaning crampons were not used for the day.
White out conditions encountered 860m on the way to trigpoint, noticed that we were starting to head down the mountain, readjusted to hit the trigpoint where visibility improved and able to pick up track back down.

Spotted red grouse and mountain hare in winter coat.

Area : Monadhliath Mountains (Carn Dearg)

Monadhliath Mountains means "grey mountains". Running in a northeast to southwest direction, the mountains lie on the western side of Strathspey, to the west of the Cairngorms and to the south east of Loch Ness. The mountains are within the Highland council area, and the south and east fringes are within the Cairngorms National Park. The high point of the range is Càrn Dearg, at 945 m/3100ft, located 24 km south of Inverness.

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Time Taken : 06:13:28 Distance : 19.33 km Ascent : 1537.4 m Descent : -1945.7 m Avg Speed : 3.81 kmph Moving Speed : 3.81 kmph