Coire an Lubhair Mòr
14th February 2023
Today’s journey in search of snow was to a coire that is very distinctive when looking West from the Badenoch valley and often holds snow well into the summer.
Coire an Lubhair Mòr is clearly seen, but less frequently visited, due to it’s remote location. It is on the East side of Geal Charn (1049m) and is in the South-East corner of the Creag Meagaidh avalanche forecasting area. This Geal Charn (White Peak) can be distinguished from all the other mountains of the same name, as on the 1:25,000 map it is also called Mullach Coire an Lubhair.
The snowpack was moist and stable in all locations, although signs of instability from earlier in the winter were visible in a number of locations. All change tomorrow with a return to winter, with snow falling above 800m. Unstable windslab will build on North to East aspects above this altitude.
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