Wednesday, 16 March 2011
A Perfect Day; Polartec
Today was a perfect day in the Cairngorms with a clear blue sky, a gentle breeze and the landscape shining white with all the new snow that has fallen over the last few days. Dusk came with a soft, subtle light as the sky gradually darkened and the first stars appeared. I was only able to enjoy the mountains from afar during a short walk in the local woods and fields but anyone up on the tops should have had a superb day. The picture was taken at ten past six this evening.
I couldn't head up into the mountains because I'm off on a press trip for the launch of Polartec Neoshell, a new waterproof/breathable fabric about which great claims are made (and which I have already tested on the Southern Upland Way and will be reporting on in the June issue of TGO). The launch takes place at a ski resort in the Dolomites as part of a Telemark ski festival called the Polartec Scufoneda. It's only a short trip and I've no idea what it'll be like but I'm looking forward to finding out.