-6C in the glens

30th January 2024

It was a clear cold start to the day, with -6C in the glens. Cloud built from mid-morning and capped Creag Meagaidh and the freezing level was around 800m. The existing snowpack is refrozen and its surface firm or very hard.

(Above) Creag Mhor ridge to Sron a’ Choire from near Kinloch Laggan.

(Above) Coire nan Gall and Coire Dubh (Carn Liath NE) from near Kinloch Laggan.

(Above) Sron a’ Choire East slopes.

(Above) Coire a’ Chriochairein (left) and ‘Min Window’ (right).

(Above) Coire Ardair: Pinnacle Buttress (left), Post Face, Inner Coire and The Window (right).

Comments on this post

  • Matt
    31st January 2024 7:39 am

    Hi. Would you recommend crampons or microspikes for doing the CM circuit this week?

    • meagaidhadmin
      31st January 2024 7:50 pm

      Hi Matt, Underfoot conditions will depend on what the weather does over the weekend, but given how wet things are if there is a hard freeze the snowpack have the potential to turn really hard and icy. Given the accidents that have happened in the last few years with people slipping on hard snow, I would be wary about going onto the tops without the appropriate equipment.

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