Sunshine and snow (Wind and rain to follow as usual !)

19th February 2022

A nice day for a change with light winds and sunshine. This allowed us to get out and have a look at where all the recent snow has been deposited, and how it’s been moved around the mountain. All change again tomorrow though as more wet and windy weather is forecast. However, perhaps another bright day is in the offing for Monday, and then.. yes you’ve guessed it, more strong winds and weather systems through the week.

The forecast rain tonight will lead to a period of significant instability of the existing snowpack, as detailed in the avalanche forecast.


A recent crown wall and avalanche could be seen on the East aspect of Coire a Chriochairein.

Looking West towards the Window and the Post face.

Signs of wind scouring and snow transportation from the past 24hrs was evident.

Skinning across a fairly scoured and occasionally icy North aspect at around 800m.

A good example of how steep terrain features can catch windblown snow. The subtle gullies / re-entrants just left of centre in the picture. These are on the South facing slopes above the main track into Corie Ardair.

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