Fantastic day out guiding Nick today on mighty Braeriach, one of the finest of the Cairngorm giants, and third highest mountain in Britain. We had planned to do this earlier in the week, but the forecast of thunderstorms led to a postponement. The forecast was good for today after perhaps some initial murk, so we were somewhat nonplussed to have to put full waterproofs on at the car, with the rain finally lifting and clearing around lunchtime! Fortunately this was perfect timing for us, giving us fantastic views from the summit of Braeriach, down the Lairig Ghru, over to Ben Macdui and across to the majestic Cairn Toul etc. There was another bonus in the form of the reindeer herd---haven't seem them over here to the west of the Lairig Ghru before. Having ascended up through the wonderful pines via the Lairig Ghru path, we decided on a circuit, and dropped down into the equally lovely Gleann Einich for the homeward stretch. All in all a fantastic day on the hill---thank you Nick!
NB//camera broken today so just some phone snaps, sorry.