22nd February 2023
No, it’s not access to an adult site, it’s the OS grid reference to a hardy old Rowan tree growing on the flanks of Meall a’ Ghuithais just below 600m altitude. I’ve had a ‘relationship’ with Rosie now for over 9 years!
Otherwise, it has been a cloudy day with isolated showers and there is a slight dusting of new snow, more obvious on the highest summits in the Torridon area. The old snow patches remain firm and well bonded throughout.
(Above 2 photos) Rosie in the shelter of a man made wall. She has spread over the years, but not gained much height due to the wind exposure and browsing by deer.
(Above) Early morning and the slightest of a dusting of new snow on the ridge between Creag Dhubh and Sgurr nan Fhir Duibhe of Beinn Eighe. The snow line came down through the morning to around 650m as the showers intensified and the freezing level lowered.
(Above 2 photos) Looking into the north side of Beinn Eighe.
(Above) Slivers of old snow on the NE aspect of Meall a’ Ghuithais. The north summit in the photo is at 870m.
(Above) The summit of Slioch clearing as the passing of a shower.
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