Creag Meagaidh weather
2nd March 2017
General rule-of-thumb when describing a winter day at Creag Meagaidh is that you start in the ‘sub-tropics’ (very loose interpretation that!) at 270m and work your way up to the proper sub-arctic. But! The sub-arctic can be at 450m. Or 900m. Depends on what the Weather Gods have determined for that particular day!
Certainly big contrasts today.
Below is a west-facing slope (normally windward) on the side of Na Cnapanan, photographed this morning. On the Coire Ardair path at 500m.Â The skyline to the extreme left is approx 750m, with Na Cnapanan’s summit at 650m to the right of shot.
(Above) 1 minute later. Turn exactly 180 degrees from the last shot and you get this on the other side of the glen. East and SE aspects with the top skyline at just over 800m and bottom of the shot is approx 650m. Definitely winter over here.
Distinctly wintry weather in Coire Chriochairein 45 minutes later, below:
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