Boxing Day. Yesterday’s leftovers from the freezer….

26th December 2017


……..belonging to Bob Cratchit and family.



(Above) The Post Face of Coire Ardair today. The cupboard is bare.


(Above) Bellevue & Pinnacle Buttresses separated by Raeburn’s Gully.  ‘Lean’ (if being generous).


(Above) But much whiteness! Sun on snow looking down into Coire Ardair and towards Loch Laggan from the Min Window on the Carn Liath plateau. White above 800m but it flatters to deceive. The grass has a thin dusting of snow but it’s made to look whiter/deeper by the angle of the sun and the camera’s electronics.


(Above) Was bright and cold at the Min Window (900m) around lunchtime today. Quite possibly the whitest part of the Creag Meagaidh area at the moment?


(Above) Low sun over a distant Sron Ghoire. All that glistens isn’t snow. Shot taken across the snow patch shown in the previous photo.


(Above) Looking towards the upper end of Coire Ardair from the south-facing sidewall of the glen.


(Above) Telephoto shot of The Window. A well-known snow-holing location on our patch at 950m.  This eastern side of the bealach, facing the camera, is usually choked with snow. (Snow holes normally just west of the highest point of the bealach.) There’s a lot of exposed rock, heather and general bare ground at the moment.




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