It had been a few weeks since I was last out and about so I was grateful for a quick morning blast up this Cairngorm Corbett. I decided to take the bike along Glen Tromsie which got me to the foot of the hill quickly. The hill itself was not too challenging but the views were very good, especially back down towards the Gaick Forrest, this is where I had fallen from my bike and broken my arm few years ago (video below). No films today but I did see my first Adder! For years I have wanted to meet one of these creatures in the wild but (mainly due to not been wild life aware - and not looking for them) I have never come across one. Today I saw one - unfortunately not exactly in the manner I had hoped for :(
I reached the summit and sods law - the weather closed in. It was a northerly breeze and there was a little sleet mixed in with the rain. I hung around hoping for the clouds to clear but ended up headed back down to the bike at the Loch. pleasant cycle back saw me back at the car around 3 hours after starting.......
My film when I was on the other side of the Gaick pass - a memorable day for the wrong reasons - a broken radial head!!!!
Some thoughts and reports from my outdoors activties...