Friday, 1 June 2018


Creag an Leth-choin and lairig Ghru
Fun and loose on Creag an Leth-choin
Lairig Ghru, North
Dwarf Cornel just in flower this week
Very dry plateau
Lairig Ghru, South
A lone ptarmigan
Remaining snow at Coire an Lochain
A lovely afternoon
To hot in this winter garb
Sunbathing again
It must be around 2 weeks since we've seen any form of precipitation here in The Highlands. Another hot and windless day with some lovely sunshine. We are supposed to be getting some thunderstorms over the weekend. No sign yet. I'm sure there will be a few downpours coming up from the south. The ground is of course very dry and the moment. More of the wonderful Alpine flowers into bloom this week. Latest is Dwarf Cornel, in it's usual place and flowering at the beginning of June, spot on time. I took a wander around to the western side of Creag an Leth-choin, or Lurchers Crag as most folk name it. This side of the demoted Munro is where the winter climbing action takes place. I don't think there is much in the way of summer rock climbing here. The nature of the rock is very broken and plenty of vegetation. Had some fun scrambling on the more solid rock. A lovely spot and you'll not see many people here in the summer months. 
Hopefully there won't be too many thunderstorms tomorrow up north. Working on An Teallach, fingers crossed for a decent day on the finest mountain ever.
Next week looks like the clear skies and sunshine is back. A tad cooler would be really nice but , hey, take this heat any day over torrential rain and thick cloud!

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