Cold, windy conditions.

15th December 2018

There was a dusting of new snow above 150 metres companied by strong South-Easterly winds. These were scouring and whipping the snow as it tried to fall leaving it in sheltered hollows at lower elevations. Summit temperature was around minus 5 degrees celsius but felt much colder with the wind chill. At the time of this report very little new snow exists. See photos for a comparison.

Today 15th Dec – Buachaille Etive Mor – a slight trace of new snow making the photo look a lot lighter.

 

Yesterday 14th Dec. – Buachaille Etive Mor.

 

 

Looking into the Lost valley (Coire Gabhail) with Being Fhada on the left and Gearr Aonach on the right. Note the land slip scar on Gearr Aonach that happened in the summer.

Aonach Eagach Ridge.

White carries ski car park with the new road behind catching the light new snow, the rest of the hillside is scoured by the strong South-Easterly winds.

looking into Lairig Eilde with the black buttress in the distance of Sron na Lairig again little snow cover.

Glen Coe with the 3 sisters on the left. Note the light snow at 285 metres.

 

 

 

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