How winter should be…

7th January 2018

It was a lovely cold clear day, much as winter should be. It was good to see lots of people out enjoying the hills, although it did mean the lay-bys were full and parking could be quite tricky.  At higher levels there is a fair amount of soft snow which can make travel hard work where there is not a track to follow. In places water ice is forming on paths, creating a hazard in places. A few times on my way up and down the Buachallie today I decided to cut through the heather rather risk the ice glazed path. I also learned (not for first time) that just because the camera says the battery is fully charged when a warm office in the morning, does not mean it will have much charge when on top of a cold mountain. Fortunately I did get a few shots before it died.

The view when driving through the glen this morning. The tops of Beninn Fhada and Stob Coire nan Lochan catching  the morning sunshine. 

A team on the summit of Buchaille Etive Mor with the expanse of the Ranch Moor in the background.

The same team heading back along the summit ridge. 

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