Thursday, 23 November 2017


Creagan Gorm from Meall a' Bhuachaille
Winter wonderland in the forest

Cloud giving way to blue skies
Edge of the tress
Northern Corries eventually clearing

Overnight we had snow falling to all levels in many Highland areas, especially the NW and The Cairngorms. The low cloud slowly drifted off the hills to leave a fine afternoon with lovely spells of sunshine on the lower hills. The main Cairngorms were shrouded in cloud until later in the day. I had an afternoon stroll up on Mall a' Bhuachaille. This Corbett gives fine views of the Northern Cairngorms. The lower slopes are forested and with the fresh snow it was magical. There was hardly a breeze until the final 100m or so to the top. Quite atmospheric with lots of spindrift in only a 30mph wind. The snow was ankle to shin deep in places so a good covering. It was a grand day to be out on the hill.

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