Great to see the sun today.
27th December 2015
(Above) View along Loch Laggan towards the Grey Corries. Some beautiful photographic opportunities at the lochside this morning.
(Above) A pair out for a ski tour en route to Carn Liath. Skis will have been carried to about 500m. A good choice for uphill transport…but, with little real base, downhill descents will have been a wee bit “challenging”.
(Above) Coire Chriochairein in impressive winter raiment. Today’s observations were in this coire…. and did I miss having skis when venturing beyond the main path! Instead it was a stumble-fest and trailbreak-athon in mountaineering boots. Doh!
(Above) Plenty of coalescing point releases on most slopes below 800m in Coire Ardair. Initiated by a temperature rise when the sun came out which warmed the layer of soft fresh snow laid down in recent light winds.
(Above) Point release turns into a roller ball (sun wheel etc.).
(Above) Pinnacle Buttress and the Post Face above Lochan a Choire. The main Creag Meagaidh massif didn’t succumb much to the blandishments of the sun and hid under a mantle of cloud and mist for most of the day.
Big weather change tomorrow. Very mild indeed with stormforce winds. Significant snow loss expected.
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