Imminent Thaw

12th March 2024

There were plenty of activists in the coire today making the most of the relatively calm and dry conditions, ahead of tonights heavy rain. The coire might be a quieter place tomorrow with gale force South-Westerly winds forecast.

It wasn’t a great day for views with the summits and top of the crags shrouded in cloud. Although there was enough visibility to see that there is still ice above 800 metres.

There will be a significant thaw overnight with the freezing level staying well above the summits and heavy rain forecast. This will bring with it a period of instability and snow loss. The situation will stabilise throughout the day as the freezing level drops.

Coire Ardair at midday. There were a few teams in Raeburns Gully.


The Inner Coire with a few teams heading up towards ‘The Window’.


‘The Pumpkin’.


A skier (or boarder) has made the most of the available snow following this strip of snow beside the burn to the very end. How many of these snow patches will remain tomorrow?


Giving an indication of the conditions underfoot today. The snow surface was progressively softening.

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