/ Garbh Choire Bothy
I could be way off the mark with that though.
Check out cairngorm wanderers blog it may contain some useful info!
scroll down to 'Current Condition'
Cheers, It looks like i'll just have to go and see when I get there! No real up to date info, but I will just take the bivi anyway just in case.
I stayed there a couple of years ago. Ended up sleeping outside in my bivy bag as it was fairly squalid inside!
However for the immediate term, you would not be advised to rely on the Garbh Choire Refuge unless in dry weather. Even then, it's very small and not the most salubrious of shelters.
The Smith-Dey Bivouac is a 'shelter stone-type' bivvy in Garbh Choire Daidh, just below the ridge dividing GC Daidh from Garbh Choire Mhor. It sleeps two but is quite claustrophobic. Some nice campsites just below it though.
I thought that sounded familiar... they did that seven years ago and I submitted a wee response on behalf of the Moray Mountaineering Club, along the lines of "dunna be getting rid o that bothy"... I'd happily do the same again if they're looking for more responses.
I would be in favour of renovation, with removal a distant second. Status quo is pretty unacceptable - last time I passed the place it was a dump.
Elsewhere on the site
Skiing Baffin’s couloirs has been on my to do list ever since I saw Andrew McLean and Brad Barlage’s inspirational... Read more
A product review by James Turnbull. James Turnbull at Outside recently took the new Osprey Mutant 38 on a rigorous test in the... Read more
As a long-standing name in the UK rockshoe market, Scarpa have a loyal following and many much-loved models. As a fan... Read more
Nick Livesey discovered the mountains of Snowdonia over a decade ago and finally moved there a year and a half ago, quitting a... Read more
WINTERFEST 2014 at Outside in Hathersage 6th and 7th December 2014 Outside's ever popular Winterfest event is back... Read more