Tuesday, 16 June 2015


Cloud coming and going on the Fiacaill Ridge
Atmospheric Coire and Ridge
Cornus suecica (Dwarf Cornel) just in flower this week
A very quiet on the Fiacaill Ridge

Loiseleuria procumbens (Trailing Azalea)
The Scarpa Marmalada in action
Cetraria islandica (Icelandic Moss)
Ptarmigan guaranteed in The Cairngorms of course
Coire an t-sneachda, slowly the snow is disappearing
The east fared best today with dry conditions and the temperatures rising a little to what mid June should be like. There was a lot of cloud around and the Cairngorm plateau was gloomy at times but this didn't detract from the day. There was lots of atmospheric cloud coming and going on the stiff breeze along the Fiacaill Ridge. This wee scramble gives the finest summer route onto the plateau. Plenty of flora and fauna about today, maybe the flowers and plants are just a week or two behind normal with the lingering col and snowy conditions we had in May and beginning June. I was trying out the new Scarpa Marmolada boots today. Excellent boot, lightweight and fit for scrambling. As aways Scarpa produce some excellent mountain boots.

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