/ the most serious walk in Britain? -Blog
I don't usually write about my days on the hill before I do them but this time I've been forced give more thought to preparation than usual and in planning my route I began to wonder if my intended outing was possibly the most serious walk in the UK. It's certainly serious enough to get my attention. There will be no carelessly hurling a few tins and a sleeping bag into my sack this time I'm going to have to plan it and success is far from given.
The plan is simple. I'll walk in from the Cairngorm ski road to Corrour bothy through the Lairig Ghru. Even at my advanced stage of decrepitude I'm pretty confident I can manage that. I'll stay the night there. I recall my last visit there was when there was still an earth floor and those of you who know the place will realise that that was a very long time ago so I think this most popular of bothies is overdue a return.
It's what I plan the following day that worries me.
Read more here http://johndburns.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/the-most-serious-walk-in-britain/
Forgive me if you already know this, but.
Under all the fresh snow we have been having, progress will be slow. Even slower if you stray off the routes others have made in the snow before you. Plus you need to watch out for avalanches.
Current avalanche forecast is for High risk on east facing slopes, but changing winds are likely to change that. Recent events show that even the Lairig Ghru may not be safe from avalanches.
Because anticipation is a big part of big days out - sometimes more so than the actual event - and so its good to read about.
Thanks for the blog, John. Nicely written. Tell us how you got on.
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