The sun’s been out all day here in Fife, and probably up the road in the Cairngorms too.
So what’s more appropriate than to share a cold snowy video clip with you.
A great wee five-minute snippet of bothy life, using the Hutchison Memorial Hut in Coire Etchachan, it succeeds where many other attempts have failed in giving a picture of what it’s like: stove on, cooking up dinner, some chat and stories.
The warmth inside is emphasised by the pictures from inside the porch and from outside the window, and the whole context is portrayed by scenes the following morning of walkers heading up the snow-covered path to Loch Etchachan, trudging upward, falling through holes, and showing the scale of the Hutchie’s peerless mountain setting.
Great work in just five minutes from Shaman Video and I understand it’s just a teaser for a longer film, which I’d love to see.
In the meantime, the guys at Shaman have been kind enough to let me share this on the blog so, if you haven’t already skipped ahead and keeked, sit back, pretend the sun’s not shining out there, and coorie in to the stove in one of the best bothies in the Cairngorms.