Weather window…closing quickly!

25th February 2022

(Above) The Big Picture.  L to R: Sron a Ghoire, the Post Face of Coire Ardair and The Window. A good weather day at last! The recent sustained bout of snowfall and wind has bequeathed a pretty good cover of snow at Creag Meagaidh and it was a delight to be out & about not battling the elements for a change. Forecast for Saturday is not as enticing! Strong winds and light rain and/or sleet for most of the day.

 

(Above) Some cornice triggered avalanche action in Coire Dubh overnight Thursday into Friday. Relatively small events – Size 1 – and all on East to SE aspects. Quite a lot of cornices still in place which are likely to be unstable in the moister, mild weather on Saturday.

 

(Above) Coire Chriochairein was quite a ‘solar bowl’ today. Some definite warmth in the sun (was a ‘warm car day’ – see historic blog posting http://meagaidhblog.sais.gov.uk/2016/03/warm-car-day/) which contributed to the progressive consolidating trend in the snowpack. A bit of post-holing was required by pedestrians on the main Coire Ardair path + there was a sizeable cornice across it at the highpoint where a shovel would have been useful!

 

 

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