Monday 11 April 2016


The Fiacaill Coire Sneachda ridge looking superb
Coire an Lochain
More fresh snow, first along
Absolutely stunning weather and conditions
Mine the only footprints today
These guys enjoying the sun
So much snow!
Cloud creeping across Ben Macdui
Do I look good or what?
Fiacaill Buttress
Away from the crowds on Cairn Gorm
Overnight temperatures were well below freezing thanks to clear skies over the Cairngorms. A clear morning and the snow has firmed up very nicely. Of course once the heat of the sun gets at it it quickly softens up. A truly stunning morning to be out on the hills. There are days when everything is just perfect. Beautiful weather, great snow and photographing some of our unique wildlife. I wanted to capture the ptarmigan in their changing Spring plumage. I was so lucky to have a pair of them just posing in the sunshine and quite happy with my presence.There is still a lot of snow in the Scottish hills if you are looking for 'summer' conditions. Most of the higher Munro peaks across the Highlands are still very much under a winter influence. The whole of this week is staying relatively cold high up and there s a great depth of snow in the big corries of The Cairngorms, Glencoe, Ben Nevis and Creag Meagaidh to name but a few. Even ridges and plateau will have snow cover for some time still. Enjoy the last taste of winter and the sun may even shine on you!

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