Thursday, 10 December 2015


The Northern Corries, Lairig Ghru & Braeriach
The top of An Slugain
Sunny spells this afternoon
Northern Corries
Northern Corries of Braeriach
Wrap up warm
Good to see a colder night with fresh snow fall down to Aviemore level. A light covering of fresh snow on the Cairngorms and a much cooler day. There was some sunshine and a few snow showers today. I had a good afternoon blast on the bike over An Slugain and back down to Glenmore & Loch Morlich. It started snowing again back to the house. Long may it last, now stay cold and behave yourself!

Tuesday, 8 December 2015


Sun beam on the Northern Corries
White please!
Nice cloudscapes over Loch Morlich
Snow looking a but desparate on Cairn Gorm
At least we had a lovely sunny day
Another warm spell and more snow loss on the Cairngorms. We are due for a colder air mass this evening and into tomorrow with snow to 500m so hopefully it will start to look more winter like. This last few weeks it's been Winter boots and sack one day then back to approach shoes the next. A bit of a slow start to winter but it will come back very quickly. At least we had a nice sunny day on Meall a' Bhuachaille today. It was a steady 50-60mph wind higher up and some lovely cloudscapes. Just snow please.

Sunday, 6 December 2015


Mullach an Rahain, Liathach & Torridon village
Beinn Alligin
Maol Chean-dearg & Sgor Ruadh
Upper Loch Torridon & sun on Beinn Alligin
Beinn Alligin & Upper Loch Torrridon
A weekend in that most wonderful part of this planet, Torridon. Despite the gales and torrential rain it was a great couple of days in my favourite place in the whole world. The high winds die down by Saturday afternoon and the rain eased off for a  low level walk. By Saturday night it turned much colder again and Sunday morning the fresh snow was revealed in the much clearer skies. We are still in this cycle of cold/mild spells bringing snow on the high mountains. If you are looking for some winter action then Scotland has it.

Thursday, 3 December 2015


Coire an Lochain, everything solid and frozen
A light dusting of overnight snow
Bit lean in Coire an t-snachda
Mountain Hare are almost completely white now
You're not camouflaged mate
Clear skies overnight had frozen any snow that was left behind after the thaw. High up there was also a slight dusting of fresh snow. It was below freezing at lower levels. Shame we lost so much snow at the beginning of this week. Having said that Core an Lochain was still looking quite wintry. A couple of folk were heading up to find some climbing. Looking like a very wild day tomorrow and into Saturday. Some snowfall higher up in the Scottish mountains. If your looking or winter you won't find it south of the border.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015


Braeriach, Sgor Gaoithe & Loch Morlich at sunset
Northern Corries from Loch Morlich
Cairn Gorm & Northern Corries
Someone is enjoying the sun
We were up Meall a' Bhuachaille just two days ago when we had snow at all levels, a blizzard on the summit and sub zero temperatures. Today was very, very different. There wasn't a scrap of snow bar a few small patches in sheltered hollows and the temperatures felt more like a Spring day. There was probably about a 10 degrees difference in the temperatures today. Unfortunately a lot of snow has also disappeared from the main Cairngorm plateau. On the plus side what snow there is left in the Northern Corries and on Braeriach will freeze solid overnight as once again a cold air mass will drift over us tonight. Along with clear skies there should be a hard frost. This mornings rain shifted by mid morning and I had a quick bike ride up Glenmore in beautiful sunshine. I lingered on the summit of Meall a' Bhuachaille to capture the sunset. It was already a few degrees colder on the bike ride home. More snowfall is forecast above 800m Friday & Saturday with gales. Once more the hills are changing on a daily basis.