A wintry Hogmanay – ‘happy new year’

31st December 2020

Covid -19

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Milder today and much cloudier, freezing level was around 600 metres, light snow showers fell to 500 metres. The winds were Northerly, fresh to strong. New snow amounts were not significant. Localised accumulations of Moderate to weakly bonded windslab is present mostly on North-West through North to East aspects above 840 metres. All windslab instabilities are on steep sheltered terrain with gullies mostly affected. Fragile cornices continue to develop in the lee of ridge crests. The avalanche hazard is Moderate.

The view from White Corries with Buachaille Etive Mor on the left.

Water courses freezing and there’s plenty of verglas on many footpaths and boulders.

Poor visibility today.

A lone skier… where’s the piste!

General visibility today.

Coming out of the clouds and mist this afternoon.

The 3 sister’s of Glencoe in brighter conditions this afternoon.

The buttresses mainly in Stob coire nan Lochan.

Stob coire nan Lochan.

West summit of Bidean nam Bidan.

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