Camp 2 in the Lairig Ghru

Day 3 started with signs of some fresh snow on the cliffs below the summit of Braeriach – Scotland’s third highest summit. Much of the snow visible in the photo is old snow left over from Easter.

Last weekend a group of six senior pupils completed a Silver assessment in the Cairngorms. Leaving from Glenmore they walked up Strath Nethy and down to Fords of A’an where they camped on the first night. On Day 2 they walked south to Derry Lodge and then west to Luibeg and round to Corrour Bothy. After camping north of the bothy in the Lairig Ghru they completed their walk by crossing the Lairig Ghru and returning to Rothiemurchus through the forest. The assessor from the Expedition Panel was generous in her praise of their achievement. Several of the pupils are already planning to work on Gold.

Click on the photo for a slideshow of the trip and here for the gallery.

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