Wintry above 850 metres…

28th December 2023

Precipitation fell mostly rain below 850 metres this has thawed a lot of yesterday’s lower lying snow. Midday summit temperatures were around minus point five degrees celsius (-0.5). The winds were strong from a South-Westerly direction. Deposits of windslab have continued to develop through today and are poorly bonded particularly where they have achieved depth on steep slopes and coire rims with a North to Easterly above 850 metres. Cornices are fragile and difficult to spot in the poor visibility.

Snow cover at around 700 metres on Meall a’ Bhuiridh ski area, here at 700m wet thawing snow underfoot.


West face of Aonach Dubh.

Looking into Stob Coire nam Beith.

Looking into Stob Coire nan Lochan. Gearr Aonach on the left and Aonach Dubh on the right.

Stob Dearg and Coire na Tulaich – Buachaille Etive Mor

A shower of rain passing over Stob Dearg’s South Easterly aspect.

Northerly aspect of Stob Dearg ~ 1022 metres.

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