It was not until we had almost reached the summit of the Mammaries that we encountered the alpine flowers.
Roseroot with a single Moss Campion flower peeping underneath
A perfect clump of the mysterious ciquefoil I cannot identify.
The gloomy weather enhanced the colours – here are yellow heather and the white arctic heather – the latter grows only at high altitudes here.
Then, most precious of all, we found the amazingly blue alpine foregetmenot.
The weather was now getting worse.
And at the very top, we were dumped on by a heavy shower. Rain accompanied us the rest of the way home.