A day of two halfs

12th February 2014

It was quite a nice morning, but with a sort of grey watery sky. It felt like there was some weather incoming, and about midday it suddenly hit with strong winds and heavy snowfall.  We observed a couple of avalanches what probably occurred last night. I suspect there would have been a few more during the afternoon, but by that time visibility was lost. 
 Buachaille Etive Mor looking pretty snowy this morning. 
 Heading up Buachaille Etive Beag. We decided that skis would easiest way to travel. It is quite unusual for Glen Coe to be able to ski to/from the carpark. 
 Heading back down. Conditions changed very suddenly. About half an hour before this picture was taken I had been relaxing on the summit eating my sandwiches in light winds. 

Back down at the A82 conditions were pretty wild. A fair bit of digging was required to get the car back onto the road, and then a jackknifed lorry round the corner provided an interesting obstacle.  

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