It is winter.
Time for a new header image for my profile page.

That is Loch Toilbhe (Loch Tulla) in the foreground and Stob Ghabhar behind.

Here is the full aspect ratio photo that I used for my profile page.

My profile page header is a 3:1 aspect ratio crop of the original image.

One last thing about the photo.

It sometimes takes hours plodding through bogs, while being eaten alive by midgies to access the right location to take a Scottish landscape photo.

This photo was exactly the opposite. The view can be clearly seen from the main Glasgow to Fort William road. In fact, it would be possible to stop the car, lower the window and snap away.

I can only imagine what it must feel like to be surrounded by such beauty 😍

It is a long way away from me. It is pretty, though.

We were returning from a trip visiting friends at New Year. We were lucky that the weather was spectacular. Usually when we have snowy weather we also have dull grey skies.

The return trip took much longer than usual, as we stopped for so many photographic opportunities.

It's a nice mountain. It looked like that when I climbed it and Stob a' Choire Odhair. But that was a long time ago, I haven't used the crampons and ice axe for a long time.

I have been up there in spring. I'm not a mountaineer and certainly not a winter climber. I usually prefer to look up at the mountains. I usually find that I expend all that effort getting up there, only for the cloud to reduce visibility to a few metres in front of me.


I know what you mean. The first Munro I climbed was Buachaille Etive Mòr, we went up in a slight drizzle and were in the cloud at the top and got caught in hail coming back down. We went for a drink in the Kings House after it and when we came out the sun was shining and there wasn't a cloud in the sky.

The number of times I've had clear blue skies when on top of a mountain, I can count on the fingers of one hand. Changeable weather can be a curse.

I drove past the King's House a few weeks ago, they are building something huge next door. Probably additional accommodation. It will change the character of the place.

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