‘Punchy’ April showers

15th April 2017

(Above) The Post Face of Coire Ardair, with Easy Gully prominent descending steeply left to right in the photo. Easy Gully remains complete but is a little narrow in places. Dusting of snow from fairly frequent wintry showers. (A little drifted snow noted on gully tops but relatively localised).Some fresh snow down to 600m in many places but entirely cosmetic and ephemeral at lowest altitudes.

Squally snow shower enveloped the Post Face for a time:

 

(Above) Some small graupel grains in the snow showers by the lochan.

 

(Above) Snow showers came through in pulses of about 20 minutes duration and made for uncomfortable progress when walking into the wind. Quite bright between showers though. Looking up to the North-facing slopes and crags between Coire nan Gamhna and Bellevue Buttress – far right.

 

(Above) The crags of the Inner Coire of Coire Ardair today, with The Window right of shot.

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