25th March 2024

(Above) N-facing Coire a Bheinn at the eastern end of our patch. Widespread crust wherever there was snow today above 650m. All cornices were crusty too.  An overnight refreeze after yesterday’s sun and slightly milder temperatures did the trick and brought good stability everywhere. Very little in the way of new snowfall when I was on the hill although a few flakes were falling out of the sky at noon.

Some uncertainty over forecasted snowfall overnight and into Tuesday. Quite a dynamic weather situation that the Met Office are tussling with at the moment so it’s possible we may get more snow. If so, the forecasted avalanche hazard may well be more widespread than appears in our official avalanche forecast.


(Above) A distant view of the Corrieyairack Pass whilst en route to Coire a Bheinn. The pylons denote the course of this old military road over the bealach.


(Above) The view down to Loch Laggan-side from Carn Dubh. Coire Dubh is the obvious snowy-edged coire on the right hand side of the shot.


(Above) The sparse expanses of the Carn Liath plateau, as viewed from the SH 903m south of Coire a Bheinn. Carn Liath summit is hidden by mist and murk in the far distance. Coire Dubh is to the left. The old fence line denotes the boundary between Ardverike estate left and Glenshero/Sherramore estate. The SAIS Creag Meagaidh ‘Holfuy’ weather station is located just beyond the high point of Coire Dubh.


(Above) Incoming! Glowering cloud cover as snow showers approach. The snowy gullies are those on the eastern side of the A9 just north of the Drumochter Pass.

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