Spring has really come at last. There were Primroses, Violets, Wood Sorrel and Wood Anemone in flower, and I heard the Cuckoo for the first time this year. High up among the snow patches I spotted a Wheatear.
It was a hazy day with a lot of mist on the east side of the ridge near the summit.
There was still a lot of snow high up on the north-facing slopesFortunately my knee stood up well to the test, so I hope to be back up the hills regularly.
I decided to take the alternative route down along the Ptarmigan ridge. I had only just left the summit when I began to find small patches of Purple Saxifrage, so I spent some time noting their position.
Near the summit there are some very steep sections on the path, and there was snow lying on it in several places.