Hill: Creag Ruadh (Laggan)
Date: Friday 5th March 2010
Company: Just me
Dog friendly: Not via this route - 6ft Deer fence

Parked next to the reservoir a few hundred metres from Sherrabeg.

Creag Ruadh:

Made towards a gate below the start of the nice ridge leading round towards the summit.

Looking back towards reservoir:

I stuck to the top of the ridge leading round towards the summit.

Ridge leading to summit:

Looking down towards Sherrabeg:

Looking towards summit:

On the ridge leading to the summit there are a couple of cairns with a six-foot deer fence between them. Glad Beinn wasn't with me today.

Looking back towards reservoir from cairn on ridge:

Distant summit trig point:

The views of Loch Laggan from the summit were great. First time I have seen it completely frozen over.

Loch Laggan from summit trig point:

Frozen Loch Laggan:

I descended into the coire and then directly to Sherrabeg. It was only midday when I got off the hill so I headed for Kingussie to ascend the Marilyn Creag Bheag.

Hill: Creag Bheag (Kingussie)
Date: Friday 5th March 2010
Company: Just me
Dog friendly: Yes

I parked at the private Golf Course car park. (Don't think you're meant to but didn't think there would be much golf being played in the snow) I then followed the waymarker signs for Creag Bheag which take you right round the side of the hill towards Loch Gynack.

Sign towards Creag Bheag from caravan park:

Seeing the sign for "The Crags" reminded me that I had previously climbed on the side of Creag Bheag at Kingussie Crag. (Glenmore Lodge use this crag frequently for SPA courses)

Sign towards Kingussie Crag and Creag Bheag:

Creag Bheag:

Creag Mhor from Creag Bheag:

The ascent was straight-forward and it wasn't long before I was on the summit ridge. On the ridge there is a shelter and five cairns. Wasn't sure which cairn was the summit one so I visited all five.

Summit shelter:

Five summit cairns on ridge:

Kingussie from final cairn: