Saturday, April 09, 2011

East meets West

We were joined today by our guest Avalanche Forecaster "Graeme Moss" who drove all the way over from Lochaber. He enjoyed some of our delights by taking in a few turns down the South-East side of Cairngorm on spring snow.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Firm snowpack

The snowpack is pretty firm with areas of blue ice - reasonable cover remains at plateau level as can be seen in this photo looking across Coire Raibert to Coire an T Sneachda and Ben MacDuibh beyond

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The great slab Lochain

This happened sometime around Friday/Saturday during the mild temperatures.

The great slab quite often takes a slide in May but this year its early due to the monsoon conditions we have been experiencing lately.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Windy and Warm

Coire an t Sneachda
the Northern Corries from Loch Morlich
A spring scene with a compact and stable snowpack.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

April showers

Spring conditions in the valley
Winter skills groups on the Cas ridge
The great slab in Coire an Lochain has avalanched in the last few days.
Sneachda today

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Strong wind and rain cleared

The Cairngorms have had a lot of mild wet weather recently but large snow fields still exists in and around the corries.
The plateau has good conditions for ski touring