Both Sides, Now
27th March 2023
(Above) Looking west from Laggan. Left to right in the far distance: Puist Coire Ardair & Sron a Ghoire, Bellevue Buttress, Pinnacle Buttress, and the Post Face of Coire Ardair. Nearest on the right: Coire nan Gall. Some light overnight snow showers and daytime sun made for a bright and snowy-looking scene above 800m, though new accumulations are quite modest.
(Above) Very cold surface snow in shaded areas! Note the feathery surface hoar crystals which appeared after a night of clear skies and low temperatures. Snow on sun-exposed areas softened or melted – depending on altitude – later in the day. The cabin of the car was warm when I returned to it in the afternoon and saw heat haze rising from the tarmac road surface on the journey home.
(Above) The view south across to the ‘wrong’ (aka, hidden) side of the main Creag Meagaidh massif. Arrowed left to right: the top of ‘Cinderella’ (a low-grade gully route that starts in the Inner Coire of Coire Ardair); The Window (obscured) – the high and distinctive bealach above the Inner Coire; ‘Mad Meg’s’ cairn; the summit of Creag Meagaidh.
Back to grey skies on Tuesday with some early snow followed by rain 🌧at all levels. 😭
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