White Christmas!

25th December 2023


Snowfall down to 350m by lunchtime gave the Coire Ardair a thin mantle of snow. Light winds meant there was very little drifting down low (and up high) but it was good to see a cosmetic cover of the white stuff on Christmas Day.

Very murky indeed near plateau altitudes so little or nil opportunities for photography up high.

Boxing Day looking much better weather-wise. We received a late update to our official Met forecast indicating greater snowfall overnight Christmas Day into Boxing Day. Forecasted winds are light but close to a critical threshold for drifting.  Not anticipating any significant deep new windslab development but keep an eye for any that have developed at gully exits or near coire rims.

(Above) The main Coire Ardair path at lunchtime today. Flat light and challenging viz!


(Above) Coire Chrochairein. The entrance to the white room. The camera went away shortly after this shot.


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