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30th January 2019

(Above) The nervous nerve centre – our Scottish National Heritage (SNH) supported base at Aberarder Farm. A freshly covered Sron a Choire in the background.

(Above) Sron a Ghoire . The high NE gullies (below the long flat skyline ridge) seemed like a reasonable venue for the day….

….or perhaps not!
(Above) The opposite side, above the Coire Ardair path and the sky is blue and clear –  the lower slopes however, towards Cairn Liath are still fairly thinly covered (and I was on skis!)

(Above) Most of my day spent surrounded by hill fog – this view looking towards Coire a Chriochairein, above the Sron a Choire tree slopes

(Above) A distant peer towards the Post Face of Coire Ardair – shrouded in cloud for most of the day, the crags under a mantle of fresh. NB All main gully lines still very limited build up – particularly in lower sections.

……yesterday was a ‘CPD’ day for me – in the company of our latest cadre of trainee SAIS Forecasters, as we were put through our paces by our Met Office gurus  – Colin and Mike…….

I always find myself coming away from these sessions eternally grateful that it’s our Met office boffins who press the big computers – whilst all we have to do – is go and poke the snow!

Thanks guys my head now nicely cooled down from a day in the snow 🙂

Comments on this post

  • Johnny D
    30th January 2019 10:25 pm

    “all we have to do is go and poke the snow”

    Aye right! Keep up the great work! Thanks from everybody sitting on a couch just now!

    • meagaidhadmin
      31st January 2019 7:31 am

      Ha ha,

      Yes I know, ‘worst day on hill v best day in office’ and all that…….

      Just so long as we can do Polar Maritime!!

      Thanks for your note Johnny
      🙂

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