challenge 2015 – a round of loch muick

Haven’t been up here for years, so great to have the incentive to get the map out and visit some of these slightly out the way places. Some beautiful viewpoints and a lovely round above Loch Muick. Crossing the Allt Darrarie above the falls was a bit (d)icy, and Kahtoolas were useful when descending the snow banks to the Dubh Loch (which is completely covered in thick ice), but the cliffs are most impressive and it’s a great time of year for doing this – in the gullies the snow is firm and very runnable, making it easier than in the summer. Several herds of deer and a gazillion hares.

Linn of Muick NO 332 895 20 Feb 2015

Cul nan Gad NO 323 875 20 Feb 2015

Upper Allt Darrarie NO 323 834 20 Feb 2015

Broom Hill NO 279 798 20 Feb 2015

Dubh Loch (Loch Muick) 20 Feb 2015

Glasallt waterfall NO 271 830 20 Feb 2015