A bimble into the White Room.

3rd January 2018

(Above) Believe it or not that’s the ‘view’ (loose term) towards the upper end of Coire Choile Rais today. Just beyond that sort of col (use of imagination may be necessary) in the centre of the picture is Lochan Coire Choile Rais at 800m. Easily my favourite spot on our ‘manor’…when you can see it. Snow cover on most aspects above about 650m. Skis might have been a good idea today but for access only as the base is very limited indeed and the snow cover only just tops the grass in many places. The blue tint in the photo was unavoidable as I had to play with the brightness, contrast and mid-tones in post-production in order to make anything at all appear out of the milky mistiness of the original image. Visibility was poor/negligible for the first part of the day at higher altitudes.


(Above) Ascending into the mist at the start of the Creag Mhor ridge. It’s a rambling, sort of sprawling feature in it’s lower reaches but becomes better defined in the vicinity of its union with Puist Coire Ardair. Visibility was passable below about 650m but declined shortly thereafter. Looking down to the reservoir (west) end of Loch Laggan. Trail-breaking in light rain then light snowfall to about 880m. Yeah, skis would have been good. Why didn’t I think of that?


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