Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Monday, 17 February 2014

Some snow and sun at last

It doesn't look like it from the photographs but the going was quite hard, particularly higher up. Skis would have been the best means of travel today but I wasn't prepared to risk using them, just in case my knee objected. A couple of walkers sat by the wall enjoying the sun, another photographed the scene to the north but otherwise few people were out on this fine day.

On the top it was definitely Scottish winter weather with a seriously strong cold wind so we rushed off to bag the best spot at the shelter for some nourishment. The two walkers we'd met earlier peered down as they passed and gave us a cheery 'hello'. Most who walk these hills are friendly folk, which can't always be said of those who go to the hills these days. Grim-faced and serious, one wonders why they come.

Two others and a German Shepherd headed across Bentie Knowe only to bail out half-way to seek the calm of lower ground probably.

As dark clouds gathered to the west over Ben Cleuch we also decided to have a leisurely descent in the sun, happy that we'd had the best of the day.


AlanR said...

Snow with sun. I will get a prescription for it. We need some here. Lovely day out for you.

afootinthehills said...

Hi Alan - it was a one day prescription. We're back to dull wet weather.

Howellsey said...

Looks beautiful, shame we've seen so little of it this year!

afootinthehills said...

Plenty of snow, though not sunshine, further north. With luck we'll have some great spring weather to enjoy the spring snow conditions.

me said...

Lovely photo looking across the snowy landscape, good to see you making the most of the break in the weather.

afootinthehills said...

Sorry to say, the snow has now gone.