15th December 2014
Fabulous vista of Sron a Ghoire (Post Face in mist to R.)Â & great snow cover above 500m
Coire nan Gall – a Creag Meagaidh outlier just above the A86. Cornice debris evident this morning
Coire Dubh – next to Coire nan Gall. A quiet coire that can see a lot of avalanche activity. More cornice debris
Easy shear in surface slab high on Sron a Ghoire today.
Comments on this post
15th December 2014 6:11 pm
Gosh some really good cover. Nice shots.
15th December 2014 6:28 pm
Thanks for your comment.
16th December 2014 9:55 am
Great pictures! I and a friend managed up past the dog leg on Allt Coire Ardair, on foot. Lovely day, cold and clear for the most part. Some substantial wind deposits/features already.
16th December 2014 2:35 pm
Saw your trail: fit, determined guys, no doubt! Was up the track on skis today (Tuesday) and it was obvious that foot traffic would still be difficult, even on the track. Plenty of snow has blown in in the past few days though deepest deposits are at altitude. The big bay at the top of Easy Gully is quite scoured and relatively thin in places, though more snow on E and NE aspects above 750m.
Many thanks for your comment.
16th December 2014 12:56 pm
Fantastic reports always very interesting aswell as giving out very usefull information. Just out of a matter of interest the snow patch in Raeburns gully which was the first to survive for 20 years on this mountain. Did you notice the massive amount of snow there last winter while you were surveying the area. It must have been very deep for snow to survive.
16th December 2014 2:50 pm
SAIS ‘Meggie reports finish at Easter and most of us go off to do other things so don’t get the opportunity to monitor surviving snow patches. However, I do have a somewhat geeky general interest in Scottish snow patches and have a copy of Adam Watson & Iain Cameron’s excellent book, ‘Cool Britannia’ – which incidentally has a photo (taken in Sept. 1899) of a large Easy Gully snow ‘tunnel’ on its front cover.
There was indeed a lot of snow last winter and I commented to the SAIS Co-ordinator at our end of season meeting that I had never seen so much snow in Easy Gully (and I’ve been doing the job for quite a few years).
Many thanks for your comments.