White duvet removal

19th February 2023

All change from yesterday with the freezing level rising to above the summits, and the snowpack stabilising and thawing at all levels.

Coire Ardair was unsurprisingly a quiet place today, with only the sound of wind, rain and waves on the water for company.

The stabilising and thawing trend is set to continue overnight and throughout Monday, with the freezing level remaining above the summits. Another wet and windy day in store for tomorrow.

Looking up at Sròn a’Choire this morning. Compare this with the photo below taken later in the day.

A less white Sròn a’Choire.

Icy paths on the way in, become puddles on the way out.


Bellevue Buttress and Pinnacle Buttress with a few waves on the lochan. Compare this with the photos from yesterdays blog. White one day, gone the next. There is a small cornice along the top of bellevue buttress, and several point releases were spotted along the base of the buttress.

Recent avalanche debris in the Inner Coire.

Coire Dubh, towards the Eastern end of the forecasting area.


Comments on this post

  • Keith Horner
    19th February 2023 5:21 pm

    ‘What a difference a day makes – 24 little hours’…….! Seems like these dramatic temperature fluctuations – and consequential loss of snow cover – are typical of much of this winter so far, and symptomatic of the increasingly fickle nature of winter weather patterns not just at Creag Meagaidh but throughout the rest of the forecasting areas who are reporting similar conditions.

  • Stan Wygladala
    20th February 2023 1:56 am

    I give up.
    It’s totally crap.
    No amount of scientific explanation will change that.
    We couldn’t climb much icy in the 60’s as the conditions were too difficult .
    No cold, ice or snow this year. So…..
    Any comment?

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