Friday, December 23, 2005

Midwinter at Corrour

We decided to spend the shortest day, and longest night of Winter solstice 2005 at Corrour Bothy.

Under the Devil's Point, at the Braemar end of the Larig Ghru and the scene of several accounts of possible encounters with the Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui, Corrour Bothy was a cold but very welcome shelter from the night.

Midwinter at Corrour Bothy

Corrour Bothy used to be known as an ice-box. We managed to get the inside temperature of up from 6 deg c to 13 deg c with some of the 20 kilos of coal we'd carried in. gourmet division laid on a festive venison casserole, and mini Christmas crackers were produced.

At some point in the night, a small herd of deer visited the bothy.

Windchill and high level visibility precluded a safe ascent of Ben MacDhui on Dec 22nd, so we walked out to the Linn of Dee.