Thursday, 21 May 2015


Still ligering snow but more Spring like on the Cairngorm plateau
Go see this if you go to Macdui!
These fellows way, way outnumbered humans today
Nice afternoon on the way up to Cairn Gorm
Spring snow
Macdui summit
Cairn Toul & Braeriach

Snow bunting in the snow
The temperatures nudged up another degree or two today and it was a very pleasant day even with the stiff Cairngorm breeze. Jill, Paul & Carl were out with me for a couple of Cairngorm Munros. We headed to a deserted Ben Macdui just as the cloud descended and a bit of drizzle. For the first time in a long time the precipitation fell as rain, not snow! Soon after leaving the summit the cloud lifted and it was a lovely afternoon. Time for a wander over to the Loch Avon basin and some lovely views. We finished off on Cairn Gorm for the groups second Munro and my fourth visit up this one this week. The ptarmigan and now bunting way, way out numbered humans today, the only people we saw were a group of teenagers with 'minimilist clothing' including one guy with the latest in breathable denim ( jeans with many holes in). The adult 'leader' wore a full range of the latest out door kit! Another great day on the big Cairngorm hills. Maybe Spring is actually coming, sown to two layers most of the day.

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