Monday, 6 May 2019


Northern Corries 

Fiacaill Buttress 

Fiacaill Coire Sneachda 

Coire an t-Sneachda 
Sunny ridges

Alladin's Couloir and Cairn Gorm 

Top of Jacob's Ladder 

Afternoon snow showers 
It's not at all unusual to have snow cover high up on the Scottish mountains in early May. This year is no exception. What's the saying?  'Don't cast a clout till May is oot'. The Cairngorms, of course,  have lower temperatures than most other mountains and the last few days the summit temperatures have been well below freezing.  There has also been a few snow showers too.
It was a great day to be out enjoying the late winter conditions.  Plenty of blue skies and sunny spells in the morning,  hardly any breeze on the summits.  There is a fresh covering of snow down to 800m in the Northern Cairngorms. Of course it's all superficial and cosmetic. Once the temperatures go back to normal May figures it will vanish quickly, but forecast is for remaining below freezing on the tops for the rest of the week.  Remember this time last year?  We had glorious hot temperatures and the beginning of the Scottish heatwave.
My 'record' for delivering a winter course stands at 11th May. Will it be broken?

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