|Braeriach plateau from Ben Macdui on Thursday|
THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY
The best day of the week. Light winds, wall to wall sun and temperatures above freezing on the high Cairngorm summits. Despite the 'warmer' temperatures there was still icy conditions on the lower paths aswell as high up on The Cairngorm plateau, all day long. Even in Februray the sun still needs time to make a big impact on melting.
|The Reindeer enjoying some sunshine|
|Improved snow cover|
|The Lairig Ghru from the Cairngorm-Ben Macdui plateau|
|Bod an Deamhain and a distant Beinn a' Ghlo|
|Loch A'an with the slabs buried under snow|
|The NW slopes of Ben Macdui's North top, no Snowy Owl|
|Ben Macdui's summit|
|Rime iced rocks and The Lairig Ghru|
|Cairn Toul - Braeriach plateau|
|Nice light and clouds|
I didn't require a head torch on the way down, the moon was so bright.
|Coire Domhain at dusk|
|A bright, full moon over Cairn Gorm|
FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY
|Ptarmigan in croaking mode|
|More cloud out to the NW|
|Less windy here|
|In the sun|
|Great birdlife habitat|
|Long Tailed Tit (hiding)|
The next few days should get lots of snow into the mountains. Gales and heavy snowfall forecasted from today and all next week. Looks like we will get a bumper snow cover. Finally!