|Carn Etchacan & The Shelterstone Crag, 0445|
Of course camping out (which includes bivvying?) isn't allowed at the moment in Phase 2 of Covid come-out. So the next best thing is to walk through the night and plan on getting to a chosen mountain top at sunrise.
I am 24 hours 'out', I know. The true Solstice was yesterday but the forecast for the early morning yesterday was dull and cloudy so I gave that one a swerve.
|The Northern Horizon at 0230 from Coire Cas|
|Sunrise behind Cairn Gorm|
|The only remains of the St. Valery Shelter|
|Cairn Gorm summit with beautiful lit clouds|
|The ever changing colours|
|First rays of light on Carn Etchachan with Ben Macdui in the background|
|Suns up! Loch A'an below|
|Shelterstone Crag (centre picture)|
|The glorious beaches and water of A'an. Lying at 700m. The jewel of the Cairngorms|
|Carn Etchachan towering over Loch A'an|
|Hard to choose|
|Cloud creeping over Ben Macdui|
Magic. Will be back here for a winter sunrise soon! At least in winter you get a wee lie in!
|The final sunlight, 0600|