Some visibility again!

9th February 2017

It’s been a claggy couple of day at Creag Meagaidh, clearer today but  very cold on the tops.

(Above) Coire nan Gall.

A very snowy looking Coire nan Gall with the sunlight catching cross loaded aspects on the crags. Accumulations are quite variable - the coire backwall to the right of the shot which is pretty much bang on East has a scoured upper section  where a cornice often forms, now bare rock at plateau level – more noticeable in photo below.

(Above) Coire nan Gall

The Window, Creag Meagaidh – the  snowy coll in the foreground is Na Cnapanan, at 600m

A rather distant shot, apologies. I was on my way round to the Eastern edge of our patch when the vista appeared and as I don’t often see from this location ( with The Window framed by the lower col of Na Cnapanan) thought it worth taking – highlights  the quite variable cover; deep in places, at lower elevations, with upper slopes to the Window still devoid of snow.

(Above) Easy shears showing up in our pit today – these on a NW aspect at around 800m.

The Upper reaches of the Spey looking down towards reservoir and the Spey Dam

The homeward run, on return from Coire a Bhein – a very clear snowline at around 500m

Comments on this post

  • Elaine
    10th February 2017 7:20 pm

    Thanks for this info. Great to see photos of the current conditions.

    • meagaidhadmin
      10th February 2017 11:59 pm

      As always – it’s an ever changing landscape!

      Thanks for your support……

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