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Aonach Mor often affords spectacular views, despite-or occasionally because of-the roiling clouds that regularly shroud its slopes.
Whatever the fearsome local weather may bring, Scottish skiers can always find warmth over an après-ski pint at the Old Bridge Inn in Aviemore.
FOWL WEATHER Ducks flaunt their natural tolerance for cold, wet conditions outside the Muckrach Lodge Hotel in Dunlain Bridge.
7-Eleven has nothing on this local convenience store.
Skiers fuel up for a chilly outing at the Glenmore Cafe.
A highland cow stands watch in Glen Nevis.
Ski patrollers emerge from their frozen perch atop the slopes.
A lonely phone booth alongside A86 between Spean Bridge and Newtonmore.
A view toward Ben Nevis from Spean Bridge.
Locals keep the home fires burning.
An ominous warning to careless explorers.
Breakfast awaits at the Tuck Shop on Main Street in Newtonmore.
Out on Aonach Mor, the right morning meal can make all the difference.
FEAST YOUR EYES
The Glenmore Cafe is a popular local breakfast spot and gathering place.