Damp and Cloudy

2nd January 2017

Highlight of the day (again) was watching a pair of Golden eagles cruising a blustery ridge above the Caledonian pines on the walk into Beinn Eighe. They occasionally settled on the ground or on a Granny pine. SNH put deer carcasses out on the hill to attract the carrion eaters and have a live cctv feed into the office. Otherwise, it was a bit unpleasant with rain showers below 700 metres, wintry above and cloud on the summits. Snow cover still a bit sparse.

Coire Domhain, Beinn Eighe. Most snow on the steep lee slopes around the coire rim.

The burn crossing – more amenable that last time! Compare the blog photo on 23 December at the same crossing.

East ridge of Creag Dhubh, Beinn Eighe. Sparse snow cover on this windward slope. Most snow in the runnels where cross loading occurred.

We disturbed a large flock of Ptarmigan – reluctant to fly off.

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