Tuesday, 26 May 2015


Cool and dry along the Fiacaill Ridge
Great scrambling
The 'Beyonce' of the bird world. Female ptarmigan in Spring plumage
Not forgetting the male ptarmigan
The Fiacaill Ridge in profile
Another cool day in The Cairngorms but it was dry and a high cloud base with some bright spells in the afternoon. Scrambling along the Fiacaill Ridge today we were shod in hat and gloves with the stiff, cold wind. Great fun as always, shame it's quite short but it's very sweet. Lots of wonderful wildlife including ptarmigan in their Spring plumage. A real contrast between the male and female this time of year and so very easy to distinguish between the two. The snow is now diminishing quickly and the Goat Track is starting look more spring like. Still large snowfields out toward Ben Macdui and in all the north and east facing corries. Apparently the long term weather forecasts are predicting something rather warmer come June. Flaming June? We shall see.....

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