Haze: a slight obscuration of the lower atmosphere, typically caused by fine suspended particles... That's the wiki definition anyways!! It was certainly out yesterday perhaps due to the southerly wind direction - who knows. Anyway west was best according to the forecast so I headed to Moidart to get as far west as I could (with a reasonable car journey). I had already been up the magnificent Rois Beinn group so decided for Beinn Odar Beag (and Mhor) and Beinn Mhic Cedhir. I reached the layby (plenty of car parking room) next to the railway at around 0930 and was off walking by 0945. It was gusty with variable cloud cover. A grassy pull up the ridge saw me on the summit of Beinn Odhar Mor before 11.30. The snow was soft but the wind was gusty. I then headed across to the Corbett of Beag. Great views down Loch Sheil in both directions, shame it was so hazy! Then descended to the bealach and climbed up Corbett number two for the day - Beinn Mhic Cedidh. Descended via the north ridge then headed over the railway and along and onto the road to get back to the car. I really felt tired today!! Reckon it was nearly 1450m ascent which may explain this!!
Last week and I was also plagued by suspended particles but not the hazy sort - an impressive show of Spindrift awaited as I headed up Geal Charn. The blue skies and white peaks were grand and the sight of the spindrift was rather impressive. A wee video shows the conditions....
Some Moidart pictures below - for HD photos see :
Some thoughts and reports from my outdoors activties...