Posted: 12/02/2017 at 09:54
Thanks Johnny - my sister had told me about the rellies. She does the Facebook thing with a couple of them. It seems so strange to think your temps will swing so much from one extreme to another. We don't get that in Scotland!
Had a good outing yesterday, on a hill I've done before rather than the one I intended. Weather didn't lookpromising en route - snowing and clag down on all the tops, and I didn't want to risk the other hill in case it didn't clear as forecast - it's a much longer walk with a vertical cleft to negotiate to the summit plateau. It did clear later, but that's the way of it. As they say - the hills will always be there, the trick is to make sure you are too
I revisited Beinn a Chrulaiste, further along the A82 towards Glencoe. Snow was down to around 1,800 feet and I took loads of pix. The initial 'prow' of Stob Beinn a Chrulaiste is a good viewpoint. I took a self timed shot later from it
Hoping the clag at the top would lift to allow summit views. The 30/40mph easterly winds were whipping the surface snow up, but 'The Bookil' across the road was looking good as a window of blue sky briefly opened up
The last 200 feet were accompanied by the scouring horizontal snow, but the summit was now clear enough to see north to The Mamores - also starting to appear from under the heavy sky
Sky was still snow laden though
View (west) towards the Kinlochleven Corbett, Mam na Gualainn. I was on the other one a few weeks ago in brilliant sunshine - and no snow!
Looking down between the two Bookils to the 2 Munros on the western side of Glen Etive
The Big Bookil (and all the other hills) now in all their glory as the sky cleared
Looking the other way - zoomed shot of Sgurr Eilde Mor in The Mamores, where I was in October
Just when I was thinking that it feels like a mountain goat sometimes on the descents - these were hiding round the corner on the lower slopes....
Hope you enjoyed a bit of walking with me in the snow