Clearing up but turning windy

17th January 2013

It started of quite grey and overcast in Glen Coe. I headed up the ridge which bounds the West Side of Coire na Tulaich on Buachaille Etive Mor. Through the day the skies cleared to give some good views. However, the wind started to get up which began to move snow about at higher levels. 
 When it is cold for a long time lots of ice falls and ice smears form at lots of different levels in Glen Coe. Although probably not thick enough to climb, I saw plenty of icefalls starting to form such as in the picture at the entrance to the Lost Valley. 
 Some nice ice crystals I found beside the path.
 Ice making some of the paths hazardous at various points. 

Snow was starting to be blown about at higher levels around midday. By the time I drove back down the glen at about 2pm,  I could see plumes of spindrift being blown off the tops from the road.

 Not a bad view. The hills of Glen Coe from the top of Coire na Tulaich, Buachaille Etive Mor.

Looking North to the Mamores. Ben Nevis and Aonach Beag in the distance.

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