Cold and dry (and sunny!)

8th February 2021

(Above) Ben a Chaorainn, viewed from Coire nan Laogh, on Creag Meagaidh SW flank

(Above) Coire nan Laogh. The crown wall from a recent, large historic dry slab avalanche, seen high on a Westerly aspect around 900m. Avalanche ran down to bed surface.

(Above) Avalanche debris from the event in above photo – rucsac only for scale!



(Above) Pockets of windslab and instabilities still persist,on selected SW though W to NW aspects;  widespread scouring is also a  feature on many open hillsides and variable aspects, from the recent high winds. Some good touring and skiing still to be had, although choose your lines with caution.

(Above) …and some taking their exercise today (with excellent social distancing in evidence :-)  at a roadside location …..

Comments on this post

  • Daniel
    8th February 2021 5:46 pm

    Are those humans or goats on Oui Oui….. 🙂

    • meagaidhadmin
      10th February 2021 5:32 pm

      Humans, Dan! Although I have to say the feral goats on the hill there, Creag Dubh, can sometimes get themselves into ‘adventurous’ situations on the crags.

      (Not Dan Arnold, by any chance?)

  • Luke
    8th February 2021 6:05 pm

    In Coire Ardair today observed cornice over much of inner coire and less so on Pinnacle Buttress. Path was firm snow most of the way in. Deep post holing up to the base of the climbs and in gullies.

    • meagaidhadmin
      10th February 2021 5:27 pm

      Thanks for the details, Luke.

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