Saturday, 20 June 2015


A' Bhuiddheanach Bheag's finest feature
A' Bhuidheanach Bheag summit
Ben Alder from the plateau
Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) far out numbered human beings on the hill today
Descending back to Drumochter Pass
Mid Summer Snowhole?
The two Munros on the eastern side of the Drumochter Pass unfairly get a bad reputation has being rather dull and boring. It's a shame as these big broad plateaux have some wonderful features and big open views. Today the hills were quiet and we were far outnumbered by the many Golden Plover. Once you get high above the busy A9 that cuts through the Drumochter Pass the noise disappears and it's lovely walking on short cropped vegetation with a wealth of ground nesting birds. Despite the weather forecast of showers we enjoyed a completely dry and warm day. Indeed it felt like summer, down to base layers for much of the day. No hat or gloves for a change and pic-nic on the plateau without the need for finding shelter from any wind. On the way back down we saw a Golden Eagle flying above the A9 to round off the day nicely.

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