Up and Down before the Weather

28th February 2020

It was a reasonable morning with decent visibility. However, the hills in South and West soon started disappearing one by one as the weather approached from that direction. All in all looking pretty wintery in Torridon at the moment.

A fair bit of snow on the east end of Beinn Eighe. Note the plume of spindrift coming off the smaller peak on the left.

A couple of ptarmigan enjoying the snowy conditions. They didn’t seem bothered by my presence taking photos of them. The word ptarmigan comes from the Scottish Gaelic tàrmachan, literally croaker. The silent initial p was added in 1684 by Robert Sibbald.

Liathach, with some incoming weather visible in the background. 

Not great light but the obvious hanging cornice can be made out. 

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