High Pressure Building

6th January 2018

(Above) A fine , cold and a mostly clear day – just a little bit of cloud hanging around summits as I made my way towards Coire Ardair. Skis useful for access again today, with variable drifting even at lower elevations. 

(Above) Coire a Chriochairein – under a fresh mantle of snow

(Above) New wind blown deposits shifting around throughout the day – giving very varied accumulations in high, sheltered lee areas.

(Above) Sron a Ghoire on opposite side of Coire Ardair –  many ridgeline slopes scoured

(Above) Fresh slab cracking easily underfoot today, on Westerly aspects

(Above) The Post Face today – under a fresh cover, but not any great build up as yet;  some slab around, particularly on likes of  the ramp of Staghorn (leading to base of The Pipes, right of photo.)

Comments on this post

  • Stan Wygladala
    6th January 2018 9:58 pm

    Now that’s more like it!

  • Kate Gilliver
    6th January 2018 10:58 pm

    Hello winter 🙂

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