Calm before the storm.

18th December 2019

Today wasn’t quite what I expected, no sunny blue skies it was pretty much like yesterday apart from the wind direction. Light winds were from a South-Easterly direction, cloud covered skies, mainly dry with the freezing at around 650 metres.

Weather forecast: A spell of persistent rain and snow this evening the snow initially falling to 500 metres accompanied by gale force Southerly winds but soon becoming confined to roughly 900 metres as the freezing level rises above the summits. Then becoming mainly dry overnight and through tomorrow with freezing levels around the highest summits leading to a thaw at lower elevations.

Aonach Eagach Ridge

Looking into Stob Coire nam Beith with Church Buttress in the middle of the photo and the summit of Bidean beyond.

Stob Coire nan Lochan

Stob Coire Sgreamhach at the head of the Lost Valley. Note the cornices along to the right.

Northerly aspect of Stob Dearg (Buachaille Etive Mor).

Meall a Bhuiridh and Sron an Creise.

Buachaille Etive Mor with the Aonach Eageach distant right.

Rannoch Moor

The 3 sisters of Glen Coe

 

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