Temperatures across the North East of Scotland have certainly plummeted this week, but it was already fairly cold last weekend when we headed over to Blair Atholl to climb Carn a’Chlamain. The previous few days had been wet, so the idea of a long walk-in on a dryish track had its appeal. The mountain forecast was not overly encouraging, but the day turned out fine: it was far less windy than suggested and as luck would have it we had picked an area that managed to remain in sunshine for most of the day. At higher levels there was a fairy-tale dusting of snow, while further up the wind had scoured the slopes, leaving exposed icy patches. The photos from the summit show a fair covering – a taste of things to come. A perfect winter mountain day with stunning visibility, a colourful sunset and a walk-out by the light of head torches.
[Thanks to Pauline, Joan and Iain, who all feature in these photos.]