Wednesday, 6 April 2016


Fiacaill Ridge
Cairn Gorm
Fresh snow on the Pinnacles
As good as any snow cover in February
Fiacaill Buttress, lots of snow in Point Five Gully
Plenty of scope for climbing still
Full snow cover on Cairngorm - Macdui plateau
Sun breaking through n the ridge
Female ptarmigan
Sun and snow
Beinn Mheadoin still with full snow cover
Female & Male ptarmigan
I love April, it's that month when you cam be basking in sunshine through fields or on warm rock with lovely blue skies, or you can prolong your winter season and play in the snow! Today it was the latter. There has been a few days of showery, rainy and cloudy weather in The Cairngorms and much of The Highlands. Today the sun came out and cloud base was high most of the morning. With just a 15 minute flurry of snow I enjoyed a lovely morning romping over a deserted Fiacaill ridge and Cairngorm plateau. You could have been fooled into thinking it was any month in winter today. Full snow cover on the plateau. The ridge had a healthy covering and definitely winter conditions too. There was probably a wee bit more snow last April but it's looking very similar to 2015. There is still plenty of winter fun to be had, if you want it! It ain't over till the fat snow man sings.

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