Great to see the sun today.

27th December 2015

LL vista1(Above) View along Loch Laggan towards the Grey Corries. Some beautiful photographic opportunities at the lochside this morning.

Ski tourers(Above) A pair out for a ski tour en route to Carn Liath. Skis will have been carried to about 500m. A good choice for uphill transport…but, with little real base, downhill descents will have been a wee bit “challenging”.

CC vista(Above) Coire Chriochairein in impressive winter raiment. Today’s observations were in this coire…. and did I miss having skis when venturing beyond the main path! Instead it was a stumble-fest and trailbreak-athon in mountaineering boots. Doh!

PR3(Above) Plenty of coalescing point releases on most slopes below 800m in Coire Ardair. Initiated by a temperature rise when the sun came out which warmed the layer of soft fresh snow laid down in recent light winds.

PR2(Above) Point release turns into a roller ball (sun wheel etc.).


(Above) Pinnacle Buttress and the Post Face above Lochan a Choire. The main Creag Meagaidh massif didn’t succumb much to the blandishments of the sun and hid under a mantle of cloud and mist for most of the day.

Big weather change tomorrow. Very mild indeed with stormforce winds. Significant snow loss expected.

Comments on this post

  • Grant Duff
    27th December 2015 5:49 pm

    It sounds like some hard work to get to your workplace but I’m sure the views helped.

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