To confirm what Doug recently posted, viewed from the summit of Bennachie (Benahee - Jeremy) this afternoon there is a very significant amount of snow covering the eastern Cairngorm tops. Ben Avon/Beinn a'Bhuird, Lochnagar and further southwest, Mount Keen and Braid Cairn all 100% down to low levels. Bits and bobs on the summits of Ben Rinnes, Mount Battock and Morven. Clachnaben appaered completely clear. Bennachie saturated and soggy after nearly two weeks of solid rain. Will try to get out for a 3-4 day pre Challenge warm up trip this week and will update observations
For anyone coming over the scrumptious Correen Hills to Suie Hill to pick up the Gordon Way note that there is now a new F/C road meandering westish from east of the Hill of Millmedden however all the existing tracks and paths in this immediate area are still usable. The track from near Hillock of Terpersie at NJ536211, cleared of fallen trees last year now has some newly fallen trees partially blocking it but again passable with care.
And finally a recent AOL article commissioned from weatheraction.com is predicting the coldest May for for 100 years with the possibility of "bitterly north winds, snow" - and high concentrations of frogs and locusts-- enjoy.