Blue sky day….

17th January 2022

It was a beautiful day – it felt almost Spring-like when descending back down into Ballochbuie Forest this afternoon. However there was a stiff wind blowing and it was bitter cold in the shade at altitude. There has been a little softening of surface layers in the direct sunlight but in the shade the snow remains firm and icy. No definitive change in the weather expected over the next 24 hours – some fluctuating freezing levels but no sign that winter is ready to take charge again.

Looking over from Carn an t’Sagairt Mor to the main Cairngorm mountains. 

 

The ‘Giants’ holding onto the most snow. The mast on top of Morrone visible in the foreground and smoke from the muir burning rising up into view at the bottom of the photo.

 

Steep East facing corries holding onto larger areas of snow.

 

The surface of the Dubh Loch looking a lot lighter than it’s name suggests as the strong winds ripple its surface.

 

Dry enough for some early muir burning to take place today.

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