A winter mountaineering expedition in the remote corries of Braeriach in the Cairngorm National Park in Scotland.
Braeriach might only be the third highest mountain in the UK but it's unique topography and it's remote and hidden glacial cirques hold the longest lasting snowfields in the UK.
On the cusp of the next ice age Garbh Choire Mor (big rough hollow) is one of the remotest and wildest mountain locations in the Scotland.
In most years much of the easy climbing is almost impossible due to the enormous size of the overhung exit cornices.
The poor winter of 2012 was different and ended early! For winter die-hards such as local climbers and extreme skiers this area provided the last guaranteed winter climbs and ski descent in the Cairngorms!
A five hour hike from the nearest road, the area is known for it's snow-holding and it's semi-permanent summer snowfields. It's geology, climate, flora and fauna are unique and a step back in time to Scotland's last ice age.
For full details see my Talisman Mountaineering blog at talisman-activities.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/braeriach-corries-expedition.html and Scott Muir's website's at scomuir.com/scoweb/routes/season.asp?seasonID=51&theDayID=433#01/04/2012 and at steepscotland.info/Braeriach_Garbh_Choire_Mor.cfm
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