Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
View toward Loch Etchacan from Cairngorm
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Looking out towards Loch Etchachan and South Cairngorm.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Looking out towards Loch Etchachan and South Cairngorm below.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Today's weather was a real contrast after yesterday. There was a brief thaw at all levels, this was followed by hard freeze. Pictured above is some avalanche debris from yesterdays storm. It came from a steep North East aspect at 1120 metres.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Morning view of Coire an t Sneachda, before the blizzards arrived at around midday.
A lot of snow has disappeared due to the thaw of the previous night. Going is hard in the soft snow. It became colder during the day with the old snow forming a crust. From midday the snow arrived with strong winds and visibility reduced dramatically. New fresh snow is accumualting at a high rate into sheltered lee areas, into gullies and onto corrie rims. Top windspeed recorded since yesterday is 126mph !! Similar winds expected tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
It has been an extremely windy day with gusts on the plateau in excess of 95mph.
The snow has refrozen and is very hard. Climbing conditions would be good if you can get in to the corries.
However the new snow that is blowing in is very weakly bonded and any accumulations are very unstable. Continuing fairly cold and windy.