Hello darkness, my old friend.
20th December 2020
The Scottish Avalanche Information Service would recommend that those wishing to enjoy the winter mountains refer to Mountaineering Scotland and Scottish Government advice regarding Covid-19 and outdoor activities.
Winter solstice is at exactly 10.02am tomorrow Monday 21st December. Sunrise on Monday at Creag Meagaidh is at 0835hrs and sunset at 1539hrs.
(Above) The backwall of the deeply gouged coire immediately east of Beinn a Chaorainn. Just a cosmetic dusting of snow with only a modest build up of new drifted snow at the very top of this amphitheatre-like coire. Tiny new cornice line, too, but barely worth mentioning.
(Above) Looking up at Beinn a Chaorainn’s East Ridge. A covering of fresh snow down to 750m today. Most of the forecasted shower activity seemed to pass just to the north of SAIS Creag Meagaidh hence the modest snow cover here. Shower activity is a bit hit or miss and very difficult for the Met Office to forecast. ‘Twas ever thus. Shower activity (with snow) in tomorrow’s forecast as well.
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