The road, Scotland's notorious A9 two lane road, is currently governed by average speed cameras. Vehicles of 7.5 tons or more, are restricted to 50 miles per hour. Overtaking opportunities were limited, unless you thrived on serious risk-taking. There being no other road north, it meant that domestic and smaller vehicles were forced into slower speeds for much of the time. You see road signs that tell you 'frustration kills'.
Here we are into the steady upward climb of 'higher ground' as can be seen by the snow-capped hill on the left and the broken white slopes appearing on the right. Just in case you are wondering, we are on one of the sections of dual carriageway on this road. There are not many.
Still, onward and upwards.....
This is my way of climbing peaks, using four wheels.
A few minutes more and we met the weather totally as forecast, we were well and truly in it, a mix of snow and sleet and very subdued daylight.
The rest of the journey, the last hundred miles or so, was punctuated by more heavy wind-driven snow and sleet. But, it was still daylight when we reached journey's end. We'd done it!