Crouching Bear, Gormless Deer.
31st December 2017
Quite wintry today. Snow turned to sleet at lower levels later but snowed for a few hours up high. Winds have come from most quadrants over the past 24 hrs so snow has accumulated in a variety of places. More ‘normal’ airflow pattern expected over the next day, that is South or West.
(Above) A view up to the top end of Coire Ardair from the entrance to Balloon Gully, which is a good-sized re-entrant on the side of Coire Ardair. The main footpath and Lochan a Choire just visible(?)….if you squint or tilt your screen a bit. Quite snowy and blowy weather.
(Above) Disturbed 3 itinerant locals ‘enjoying’ the unique ambience of a fairly mingin’ winter’s day high on the side of Coire Ardair. Making their mind up whether I was friend or foe. They kicked off quite a lot of rollerballs down onto me in Balloon Gully as they moved to higher ground…..which was maybe not the best bit of decision-making given the fairly horrible weather conditions on the plateau. (The deer on the left looks like it’s about to be set upon by a crouching bear. Tell me I’m wrong!)
(Above) Looking south down onto the mature birch trees from the Carn Liath plateau. Aberarder in the far distance, the lower NE flank of Sron a Ghoire to the right, and the footpath just visible. Can just make out drifting snow in the right foreground. General cover is improving but the ground looks whiter than it actually is.
Comments on this post
Got something to say? Leave a comment