Off up to Glen Shee on Sunday in what use to be a busy skiing area but not much snow now.
Arrived to very cold wind and low lying mist not what we had hoped for but that's walking for you. We had planned to do three hills: The Cairnwell, Carn Aosda and the outlying Carn a'Gheoidh. As we climbed The Cairnwell realised that the weather was too bad to do Carn a'Gheoidh as these hills are featureless and make for difficult navigation. Struggled up the steep side of The Cairnwell to all the ironmongery of aerials and cabins then made our way down to the beallach to Carn Aosda by this time the wind had really picked up but we were beginning to see some of the other hills.
Beauty of these hills is that you start at about 500m so it does not take long which is great for this time of year. We stopped at the ski centre and had coffee and cake to watch the hills clear and the sunshine. Grrrrrr if we had been 30vminutes later we would have managed Carn a'Gheoidh and would have had a view, but that's walking.
Good to get out and stretch the legs before the gluttony of Christmas.
"On Saturday we met up with Ann and Roger Hiley, John Paterson and Terry Gargrave for a walk up High Rigg and on Monday we met Paul Harrison on Pike O'Stickle. It was a real pleasure meeting everybody and we enjoyed every minute." Dave Leslie