There was a big temperature change too, +15C to -11C. Lots of ice underfoot too, not a lot of snow. Had to use simple walking crampons to avoid slipping over.
I was travelling light without my camera so here are a few phone photos to give you an idea of what it was like. Lots of frosty trees but warm enough while walking. Although it was a grey day I would have taken some photos if I’d carried my Mamiya.
It’s also stout month at the Mountain Sun Brewery so we stopped off for a couple of beers and a snack before heading back to base. The Java Porter was still the best that I tried.