Balmy (in the sun!)

31st January 2019

(Above) Some familiar looking low hill cloud lurking at the Eastern end of Creag Meagaidh range as I made my way towards Aberarder

….determined to avoid another day shrouded in cloud I kept going to the furthest Western end of our Meagaidh forecast area and to Beinn a Chaorainn

(Above) Result – bingo! Blue skies on the track on the way in. Perfect, and a shakedown for some ski touring kit……

(Above) And even some trail breakers – heading for an outing on Beinn a Chaorainn’s East ridge.

(Above) Beinn a Chaorainn’s East ridge. Not for me today – I was off to poke some snow on the positively balmy slopes further around the corner, in Coire na h-Uamha

(Above) Some recent instability signs –  small sluffs at around 950m on Coire na h-Uamha’s  upper slopes.  Historic event  -either from cornice piece drop off’s  overnight on 29th, during the recent snowfall, or from sun affects thereafter on this South Easterly aspect…..

(Above)  The group making good progress, on their way up the ridge. Good choice for the day.

(Above) The trapped blanket of cold cloud below, in Loch Laggan-side

(Above) Good call…….low cloud  still there on my way home 🙂

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