Winter, spring but not quite summer!

15th April 2023

Winter, spring but not quite summer – and all in the space of a week! Warmer conditions on the way, with snow fast going in all but highest elevations; where, for now, the cover from recent mid-week snow events still in place

(Above) Creag Meagaidh’s Post Face today.The recent accumulations only affecting very uppermost areas. All the major Post Face gully lines broken.

(Above) The new Cairn Liath stairway being put to good use today with some well equipped folks headed for the tops.

Comments on this post

  • keith horner
    15th April 2023 7:52 pm

    A big thank you to you and your colleagues for another season of informative and entertaining reporting – your efforts are much appreciated. In another highly variable winter in terms of snow cover, your ability to introduce such a diverse range of related – and some unrelated – topics into your blogs provided continuous interest and greatly furthered our knowledge of local natural and cultural heritage, visions of the future and, well, know and more obscure record titles…. Most memorable blog of the season has to be your ‘full depth avalanche porn’ followed closely by ‘chatbox does avalanche forecasting’ – you’ll need to try hard next season to top these! Have a good and relaxing summer – you deserve it.

    • meagaidhadmin
      15th April 2023 11:14 pm

      Thanks, Keith, a very kind comment.

      Yes, we do wander ‘off piste’ a little at times when we post blogs, though as much to maintain our own sanity as to capture the interest of you good people out there. Couldn’t really countenance just posting photo after photo of Coire Ardair (and we’ve done that a lot!) without leavening the posting with an off-kilter comment or two. At least then you know there’s a human behind the keyboard.

      The bottom line on this is that we always endeavour to include some observations/comments about snow/avalanche conditions even in our more ‘left field’ blog postings. ‘Inform, educate and entertain’ – in that exact rank order – is our (borrowed) credo, and overall I hope we’ve achieved that balance.

      Special thanks to you, Keith, for your unfailingly excellent, well-informed and sage comments.

      Stan must also get a note of thanks too for his insightful and humourous, though occasionally whimsical contributions!

      Hope everyone out there has an enjoyable summer.

      Until December, then.

  • Stan Wygladala
    16th April 2023 5:59 pm

    Thank you all at Meggie for yet another season of relevant and informative reporting. Amusing also.
    And sorry it wasn’t a full-on winter season to test you and your skiing abilities.
    Thank you for putting up with my ramblings.
    Am just watching the Amstel Gold road race. Riders still wrapped up and spectators, in the Netherlands, in winter gear. Unusual for this date in April.
    When was the “summer that never was”? Look it up.
    Hope you all have a good summer and that we are all still here next season.
    Grandchildren just returned from Majorca, and Orla, aged seven said “ Granddad, the sea was bloody freezing”.

    • meagaidhadmin
      16th April 2023 7:38 pm

      Pure class, Stan, pure class!

      Always a delight reading your comments.

      As ever, very many thanks.

  • Helen Rennie
    16th April 2023 6:22 pm

    Thank you for another year of enjoyably daily reading . As always, interesting and informative despite the lack of snow. Not many photos this year of ‘the apprentice’ , but I hope he is doing well and has enjoyed many outings with you . Have a great summer.

    • meagaidhadmin
      16th April 2023 7:38 pm

      Thanks, Helen!

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