Saturday, 22 November 2014


Creag an Leth-choin (Lurcher's Crag)

Looking across to Braeriach's northern corries & Sgor Gaoithe
We're ready for winter!
No summit views today, Coire Brochain
Afternoon sun over Strathspey
Disappointingly it's remaining mild with no snow on the hills but hope on the horizon as it is due to become cooler with some snow on the higher tops by the end of next week. Today on Braeriach there was enough snow on the summit area to make a very large snowball. It was dry all day after overnight rain and winds were light so very pleasant to be out on the hills. Plenty of ptarmigan on the plateau, all looking very white so they are all geared up for winter! Plenty of snow buntings too but the bst sighting was a Capercaille down in the forest at the start of the Lairig Ghru area-too fast for a photo though. For a change and to be purist I walked directly from my house in Aviemore to the summit, no biking. It still only took 4 hours to the summit.

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