Notable absence of wind

14th February 2024

There was a notable absence of wind today, which made for a very pleasant day on the hill, although it felt eerily quiet at times to be without the noise of the wind howling around the coire. Since there was no wind, there was no drifting snow to be seen, but there was plenty of evidence of the drifting that has occurred over the preceding days.

The tops were visible early in the day, providing a good overview of the current snow distribution.

The landscape looks very wintery at present. However, much of the low lying snow will disappear over the next 24 hours, with rain expected and the freezing level to remain above the summits.

Sròn a’ Choire 1001m (or Sròn a’ Ghoire as it’s referred to on older maps).


Looking across towards the north facing coire on Beinn a’ Chlachair 1087m, which is in the southern part of the Creag Meagaidh forecasting area.


The Inner Coire and “The Window”.


Making observations looking into Coire Ardair, in one of the knee deep accumulations that we came across today.


A closer look into Coire Ardair, showing the fragile cornices around the top of coire which are prone to collapse.

Comments on this post

  • Keith Horner
    14th February 2024 6:12 pm

    Congratulations on achieving celebrity status – at last I hear you say! Your Inner Coire avalanche photos from Monday are featured on the BBC News website today. I suppose capturing photos of an avalanche occurring are primarily about being in the right place at the right time – and making sure that you’re standing very well back…..

    No doubt you’ll have your camera at the ready over the next few days to capture the collapse of the threatening cornices which you observed today.

    • meagaidhadmin
      15th February 2024 4:06 pm

      Indeed! Camera was at the ready today but unfortunately none of the cornices were visible through the clag. The only thing I caught were rain drops …

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