Blustery South-Westerly winds…

21st December 2022

It was a wild day in the glens today, very wet and blustery South-Westerly winds. The freezing level started out at around 800 metres and steadily rose to above 1000 metres. Light accumulations of new snow fell mainly above 600 metres in the morning, snow showers became less frequent in the afternoon.

Avalanche report for 22nd December 2022: Shallow deposits of localised windslab will be present in wind sheltered locations mainly on North to Easterly aspects above 850 metres. Areas mostly affected are steep convex slopes, gully exits and coire rims. Exposed old snow deposits will remain firm and stable. Elsewhere there will be a light dusting of snow. The avalanche hazard will be Low.

Looking into Coire Gabhail (the lost valley) with new snow falling above 600 metres this morning also rivulets snow melt and rain running down the crags. Stob Coire Sgreamhach is the highest peak in the distance.

Gearr Aonach, Stob Coire nan Lochan and Aonach Dubh.

Stob Dearg – Buachaille Etive Mor.


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