Thursday, 14 May 2015


The Fiacaill Ridge
Warm rock in the sun
Massive cornice collapse
More Dotterel
Loch Avon & Shelterstone Crag
Coire an t-sneachda
Fiacaill Ridge under the sun

Big cornice collapse on Hells Lum Crag
Another top day here in The Cairngorms. Today it was glorious sunshine with wall to wall sun and hardly any breeze. A quick romp up the Fiacaill Ridge turned into a wonderful afternoon of wildlife watching and big views. I had the privilege of spending over 40 minutes in the company of a pair of Dotterel who were quite comfortable in my presence. The Cairngorms is one of the best places to get a glimpse of these rare birds. Whilst over toward the top of Hells Lum I was witness to a huge cornice collapse, pretty impressive. I had just taken a photo of this big snow overhang and 2 minutes later it 'went'! A bright start tomorrow before the next weather system comes  bringing colder conditions once again. The unsettled theme to May continues.

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