Coire Ardair

26th February 2024

It was another good day for being in the hills. After a brief snow shower as I set of it was dry with light winds and a good bit of sunshine. While the weather felt quite springlike and there has been some significant snow melt on Southerly aspects, deeper windslab accumulations remain cold and instabilities are persisting. Old snow remains very firm and there are still plenty of fragile cornices.

Lochan a’ Choire with (from left to right) Bellevue Buttress, Pinnacle Buttress and the Post Face behind.


Cornices above the inner corrie.


Looking across Lochan a’ Choire to Coire nan Gamhna.


Coire a’ Chriochairein. Note the much greater snow cover on the East and South-East aspects on the left in comparison to the South and South-West aspects on the right.


Thanks to Sam for this shot of the Creag Meagaidh range taken yesterday. The very obvious feature of the window is central on the skyline.


Think I might need new boots! There’s a fair bit of wear and tear on kit while forecasting. Thankfully this happened when back on the path on my descent. I’d probably have lost the whole sole without the gaiter strap.

Comments on this post

  • Emily Coates
    26th February 2024 5:12 pm

    Awesome report. What a wonderful morning to be on the hill. Stunning pics and good luck with shopping for new boots!

  • Keith Horner
    26th February 2024 5:39 pm

    That looks like replacement boots – or at least a resole – rather than a ‘Superglue’ fix……

    Interesting pattern of ice on the loch today – it’s quite often mostly ice free.

    • meagaidhadmin
      26th February 2024 7:34 pm

      The pattern on the ice was made by this mornings snow on a thin layer of ice.

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