03 November 2008

First snow of the winter

I always find it exciting to see the first snow in winter. Usually it arrives on the tops of the hills late in November, and sometimes not until even later. This year there was some snow in October but, owing to gales and rain, this was the first chance I had to go into the hills in wintry conditions.

I went up Ben Challum, and this view shows Ben More and Stobinian to the south.

Ben Challum has two tops, and this is the first and slightly lower one.

A narrow ridge joins this top with the summit. This view is looking north, so the hills don't look so snowy because there is less snow on their south slides. Fortunately there was no wind, so it didn't feel as cold as it looks.

Below is a view back towards the lower top, taken from near the summit.

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