Snow showers forecast

9th April 2023

Not a bad day at lower elevations but the cloud was firmly sitting at 900 metres and refused to budge. Quite a cold wind as well with any exposed skin chilling down pretty quickly. Despite the cold wind, the natural world is definitely getting on with its Spring time pursuits… the Red Deer stags are dropping their antlers and both the black and red grouse are active, with the males putting on impressive displays for the females. Great opportunities for photography if you are subtle about it.

We have some snow forecast for tomorrow – Just a small amount in the South Cairngorms but a little bit more in the North Cairngorms. It will get blown into the areas that still have old snow so stability won’t be great  – amounts aren’t supposed to be significant but keep it in mind…

As good as the visibility got at Lochnagar. Snow on the crag apron and up the easy gullies.

Windy in the corrie with white tops on the choppy surface of Lochnagar

Slowly thawing snow patches at 900 metres.

This handsome gentleman was chasing…

this lovely lady, when…

this burly chap came on the scene! I left them to it…

Some sunshine at lower elevations. Hazy view across to Loch Muick.

Red deer stag blending into his surroundings

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