And into the mist on Creag Meagaidh plateau.

17th April 2017

On higher ground it was a cold day with occasional snow showers (some mainly graupel) and moderate North-West or North winds.

I’d hoped to get some good visibility on Creag Meagaidh plateau but yet again when I got to around 1000m above The Window I entered mist, thin at first which enabled a few photos.  Then thick until I dropped out of it on the way down to Sron a’ Ghoire.

On the true Creag Meagaidh plateau most of the ground has a cover of snow, much of which is thin but with some areas of deeper cover. During the afternoon this snow varied in consistency; firm in many places, soft elsewhere. In the morning, after cold overnight temperatures, the snow surface will be hard.

It is expected to be dry tomorrow with lighter mainly Southerly winds, though the freezing level will remain below the summits until the end of the afternoon.

The next blog will be posted on Friday 21 April.

Coire a’ Chriochairein and Uinneag Min Choire (the Min Window) on the right.

Coire Ardair

Bellevue Buttress on left; Pinnacle Buttress centre; Easy Gully on right.

North ‘face’ of Creag Meagaigh plateau above Lochan Uaine from The Window.

North ‘face’ of Creag Meagaigh plateau and Lochan Uaine.

Creag Meagaidh plateau, with 2 walkers visible.

Looking West across Creag Meagaidh plateau with Mad Meg’s cairn visible to the right (above crags).

 

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