Sugar candy coated

10th January 2016

Snow line(Above) Fresh snow at all levels above 550m. Light winds meant the distribution of snow at lower elevations was remarkably even.

Path ice(Above) Ground above 400m stayed frozen all day. Parts of the main path were well capable of inducing a bit of unplanned divvy-dancing for the unwary!

PF path(Above) Crags looking sugar coated after overnight snowfall on light winds. Ice just beginning to build on the classic ‘Meggie ice routes.

N aspects(Above) North aspects in Coire Ardair looking quite wintry today. Windslab present high on these scarp slopes though tending to be localised. (Bellevue Buttress just out of shot to the right.)

V rock(Above) Looking down to Loch Laggan and beyond from Coire Chriochairein. High contrast in colour and surface texture above and below the snow line.

The slow moving area of low pressure over Scotland at the moment is making it difficult for the Met Office’s forecasters to project snowfall. There’s ‘low confidence’ in forecasted snow amounts for most of the SAIS areas overnight and for tomorrow.



Comments on this post

  • Grant duff
    10th January 2016 6:44 pm

    You must have been one of the few people there today as the car park was near empty for long periods. Great info as usual.

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