All creamed up!
5th March 2017
Following some PMA (positive mental attitude) from yesterday Â – a now much improved vista quickly returned and although only a few of the early morning snow showers seem to have made itÂ our direction (from further East) Â – the sun did at least shine again!!
I thought this East – West Â montage might show the very spatial nature of theÂ beast which forms our winter playground (even more spatial once we get toÂ the hills!!) This the reason why thereÂ are 6 separate forecast areas comprisingÂ the activities of the SAIS – should any need persuading!
The early morning excitement became quickly subdued – Â the journey so far…..
(Above)Â Exit am from home, Kingussie – things looking promising for skis on feet in the mountains!
(Above) (A86) Newtonmore – Laggan. The day Â ahead at Creag MeagaidhÂ still looking good for skis on feet!
(Above) Leaving Laggan (Hmmm – going monochrome, not good!)…. onwards and West
(Above) A86 Approaching Ardverikie – black roads, but at least blue skies!
(Above) Â SAIS work base at Aberarader, Creag Meagaidh, SNH. Loch Laggan-side
(Above) Main path to Coire Ardair – through the Birch (nae skis today – shanks pony again!)
(Above)Â Out of the woods! Blue skies. Creag Meagaidh’s Post Face and the slopes to The Window – all freshly ‘creamed up’ !
(Above)Â The Post Face, Â Creag MeagaidhÂ – Â still little by way of build in any of the main Post Face lines
(Above) Top of the Staghorn ramp and ‘The Pipes’ also showing little build up – some pockets of windslab lying around all the same, on the upper aprons, above cliffs.
(Above) Spring-like conditions on descent at end of day – Â towards Aberarder and Loch Laggan
(Above ) The drive back home, coming into Kingussie, from Newtonmore and Â it looked like it was the hills further East whichÂ benefited most from any early morningÂ snowfall – Â the cut of Coire Garblach (to the right ofÂ centre and the Feshie hills of the Cairngorms – off to the left)
included added! ). No mobile phone equipment used in the takingÂ of these images – vehicleÂ stationary at moment of capture…..!)Â
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