Scott Muir had taken the photos from Derry Cairngorm last week and this Saturday had taken his skis to ski the steeps! Full details can be found on Scotts excellent blog and his new very comprehensive off-piste skiing website at www.steepscotland.info
With the good weather forecast and a few emails to Scott confirming the snow cover a plan was hatched.
We packed our winter bivvy kit and a lightweight alpine climbing rack and headed off on a two day snow-hole expedition to Ben MacDui and Coire Sputan Dearg.
Luck was with us as the weather was calm the skies were starry and the snow was frozen.