Another fine day

25th February 2024

Light winds, sunshine and only a little thin high cloud today. There was some thawing at lower elevations, particularly where exposed to the sun, but otherwise the snowpack remains very similar to yesterday with instabilities in recent windslab.

A layer of surface hoar has developed (see photo below) and this will create a weak layer tomorrow when covered in fresh and redistributed snow mainly on high Southerly aspects, although new snow amounts are not expected to be great.

There is noticeably less depth of snow overall at the Eastern end of the Creag Meagaidh area than the West but due to the fetch across the plateau and the predominately South-West winds that blew when the snow fell the drifts are deeper in the East.

Some photos below taken during my journey on Carn Liath today.

I was glad of plenty trail breakers especially in deeper drifts like this on Carn Liath.


The Post Face


Corrie Ardair


The Inner Coire and the Window.


Coire a’ Chriochairein


Surface hoar.


Well camouflaged ptarmigan, male centre and female top left.

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