Into the blue
11th January 2018
(Above) The Post Face of Coire Ardair. Curious inversion conditions today. ‘Normal’ inversion this morning down near glen level then one closer to summits around noon. The cloud layer in the photo delineates the later inversion level – around 900m? Great day though!
(Above) Raeburn’s Gully and the Pinnacle today.
(Above) Detail of the Post Face and Easy Gully.
(Above) The Pumpkin, with The Wand and Diadem further right, in the Inner Coire of Coire Ardair. Today’s principal snow observations took place just below the start to The Pumpkin.
(Above) The Window, the high bealach above the Inner Coire. Looking a tad rocky. Extensive snow cover elsewhere because we’ve had winds from all over the place instead of the usual Southerly to Westerly flow, hence the paucity of build up on this east-facing slope.
(Above) Pretty good winter cover all things considered. Treacherous underfoot conditions in places, especially where the surface has been scoured down to a breakable crust. Left to Right: Bellevue Buttress, Raeburn’s Gully (obscured), the Pinnacle and Pinnacle Buttress. Finally, the top end of Easy Gully.
(Above) Perfect symmetry of the view from the Inner Coire eastwards. Far skyline (left to right): Braeriach, slopes ascending from the Great Moss and the Glen Feshie hills merging into the broad sunlit uplands of Gaick et al.
(Above) Low afternoon light on the NE shoulder of Sron a Ghoire. Top sky line approx 800m.
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11th January 2018 9:04 pm
Great photos. Looks like a period of proper winter weather is on its way. Watch the wind chill.
Take a look at the Glencoe reports and pictures for the last couple of days. I never saw it as good as that.