Today may be the official first day of spring but in the Cairngorms winter continues unabated. Indeed, conditions at present are some of the most severe so far with blizzards raging and very cold temperatures. The Cairngorm Mountain ski resort has been closed due to storms the last few days. Despite the conditions I'm heading out for more filming with Terry Abraham though I don't think we'll be sitting round in the sunshine as in the picture above, taken back in February. In fact I doubt we'll get onto the summits at all, not with winds of 80-90mph forecast. We are planning on going through the Lairig Ghru, the finest pass in the Cairngorms and one of the very best in all the Highlands. The Lairig Ghru is spectacular at any time, in stormy weather it's really dramatic. The high point of the pass is at 800 metres and the snow can lie deep there. Tomorrow we'll see if we can cross it.