It’s that time of year again.
26th March 2017
(Above) Location, location, location. Ardverikie House, just hidden by a copse, on the shores of Loch Laggan. Back in the day, Queen Victoria toyed with the idea of buying Ardverikie to use as her Highland getaway. Unfortunately, the midges and rainfall did for it and she opted for Deeside instead. The rest is history.
(Above) Smile for the camera. Thin skin of ice on part of Lochan a’ Choire around midday. Temperature inversion overnight with a local ground frost below about 700m; much milder throughout on summits though. Persistently shaded areas had firmer, crisper snow all day. Sun exposed locations had a much moister snowpack. Principal low grade gully lines remain complete but…….
(Above) …….cornices (some large) overhang many of these gullies and steep lee slopes. The cornice line pictured above overhangs Bellevue Buttress and picked up quite a lot of sun later in the day. Chunks of recent cornice collapse noted in quite a few places today.
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