Tuesday, 26 August 2014


Solitude along the Fiacaill Ridge
Loch Avon basin and Shelter Stone Crag
Stag Rocks & loch Avon
Coire an t-Sneachda from Fiacaill Ridge
The Reindeer herd seen up high today and this wee one enjoying the sun near Cairn Gorm summit
Loch Avon bathed in sun
Leaving Chamonix yesterday in drizzle, arriving in Edinburgh and a fine sunny spell for late summer. Today it was a glorious morning back home in Aviemore so a wee wander onto the Cairngorm plateau. I headed up onto the Fiacaill Ridge in solitude. The day soon warmed up after a chilly start and by the time I headed over to the top of Hells Lum Crag it was lovely and warm. A fine stroll around the rim of the Loch Avon Basin before heading up the back of Cairn Gorm and it was here that I saw the first people. Lots of wildlife today: Dotterel, Golden Plover, Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Mountain Hare and the Reindeer herd high up on the plateau.

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