17th March 2023

It was a far less wintery picture than yesterday, with much of the superficial snow at lower levels now gone and only the higher deeper snow accumulations remaining.

The snowpack is generally stable throughout and continues to thaw at all levels in the mild temperatures.

From the main path into Coire Ardair looking at Pinnacle Buttress and Post Face. There is a threat from rockfall underneath the cliffs in these thaw conditions.


Coire a’Chriochairein (photo taken from around 700m)


On the summit plateau, heading towards Meall an t-Snaim.


Bellevue Buttress with a small cornice above it. This will be weak and prone to collapse.


Taken from above Na Cnapanan (623m). Looking South towards Geal Charn and Beinn a’Chlachair, where only patch snow cover remains.


Looking towards ‘The Window’ and Coire a’Chriochairein. Compare this with yesterday’s blog photos to see how much snow loss there has been.

Comments on this post

  • Keith Horner
    17th March 2023 7:11 pm

    That’s a significant reduction in the extent of snow cover in 24 hours….! Another example of how fickle our winter weather has become.

    • meagaidhadmin
      17th March 2023 8:22 pm

      Indeed! Yesterday morning I was wishing that I’d taken skis for the journey and today I was wishing that I’d taken my bike.

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