16th February 2016
Very stormy at Creag Meagaidh today. Hurricane force gusts in Coire Ardair made progress very difficult if not impossible at times.
Came across a group striking camp by the lochan below the Post Face. They seemed to be having quite a challenging time getting the tent down without it blowing away.
Rain at lower levels but snow was drifting at 650m this morning.
(Above) The Allt Coire Ardair not far from the lochan. That’s slush not ice you see in the burn. Snow was drifting across the burn quickly and in such quantity that it was turning the watercourse into a big slush bath.
(Above) Proof that today was not a good one for photography. Somewhere behind that mass of wildly swirling spindrift is the Post Face – 400m of very steep rock, some 600m away from the camera.
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16th February 2016 5:59 pm
On a day like today previous hints of spring must seem a distant memory.
16th February 2016 6:21 pm
On the evidence of today, not so much a distant memory as a delusion!
17th February 2016 12:38 am
Mark, Tisi,& I were that camping group! Sunday night and Monday were glorious, but Monday night’s wind broke and bent our poles! Yes it was a bit of a suffer fest packing up and walking out, but quite nice to be checked on by SAIS!!
17th February 2016 8:28 am
No problem. Glad you made it back OK.