Christmas Eve

24th December 2021

(Above) Lochan a Choire and the crags of the Post Face of Coire Ardair. Complete cover of fresh snow above 400m and very poor visibility above 800m for most of the day. There’s no base to this snow cover which makes for halting, stumbly progress over steep ground but especially where there are a lot of barely covered rocks/boulders eg, the approach to The Window.


(Above) The tiny lochan in Coire nan Gamnha, high above Coire Ardair. Little or nil contrast in white room conditions above 800m today.


(Above) Looking down to Lochan a Choire in upper Coire Ardair whilst in descent from Coire nan Gamhna. Ubiquitous covering of fresh snow above 400m: 15cm deep at 650m and 16-17cm above 750m. Some drifting but only at highest elevations today. New wind drifted snow tending to be localised in distribution, lying high on the upper reaches of lee slopes/gully tops but not deep or extensive at the time of reporting.


(Above) The Big Picture. Taken this afternoon as the skies began to lighten…a little! Looking towards Sron a Ghoire (obscured) with Coire nan Gall and Coire Dubh over on the right.

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