|A threesome inch their way up a windy Fiacaill a Choire Chais|
Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
|Loch Morlich and the Spey Valley from Coire an Lochain|
|Many tons of Rime Ice on Cairngorm summit station tower|
|Shelterstone Crag and Carn Etchachan appear out of the gloom|
|Ice from the loch which has been forced out by avalanche impact on Coire an Lochain. Note 'crevasse' below crags|
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Lots of rain at low levels today but yet more snow at higher levels.
A couple of Size 1 avalanches in the corrie today as well as bits of cornice flying around.
Looking down to Loch Morlich. The heavy rain of the morning turned to wet snow around 900 metres around midday.
Still great snow from car park level for ski touring. Nice to meet up with an Austrian who we first met on skiing Lochnagar a few years ago. Apparently the touring is sometimes better here!
Saturday, February 22, 2014
|Northern Corries and Cairngorm from Loch Morlich|
|Coire an t Sneachda and Coire an Lochain from Glenmore - note drifting on ridges|
|Aladdins Buttress, Coire an t Sneachda - good firm conditions with windslab patches.|
Friday, February 21, 2014
|The 50mph head wind made walking a little arduous; however the refrozen snow pack was easy to travel on. This is looking up towards the Fiacaill Coire an t-Sneachda, new windslab has built on the Easterly side.|
|Much easier with the tail wind.|
Thursday, February 20, 2014
|Very strong Westerly winds made life difficult for everyone. Here Cairngorm Mountain Rescue team brace themselves against another gust.|
|Several wet snow avalanches below the crags in Coire and t-Sneachda after recent heavy rain.|
|Much less windy at 550 metres|
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The mist cleared to leave a lovely blue sky day. The snowpack surface now has a widespread crust after yesterdays mild damp conditions.
|These cleaver ptarmigan head up to wind.|
|Drifting at 900m|
|Clouds hung over the summits|
|Some old avalanche debris to the right of mess of potage.|
|Skiing is the most efficient way to travel|
Monday, February 17, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
|A stunning day to be out in the hills, now a good depth of snow in most areas|
|Coire an t- Sneachda - large cornices overhang the crags in here and Lochain|
|Drifting at all levels, this was at 900m on a NE aspect, here the snowpack was poorly bonded within new accumulations|
|Driving up the ski road|
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
|Drifting snow forming windslab on NE aspects - a party inch their way up the Fiacaill of Sneachda|
|leaning into the wind|
Monday, February 10, 2014
Sunday, February 09, 2014
|Excellent snow cover above 600m.|
|An unsettled day with snow showers on moderate to strong winds.|
Looking up towards Alladins Buttress. Now a great depth of snow on approach slopes with hardly any rocks visible which potentially means that avalanche run out zones could easily reach corrie floors.
Quite a lot of old debris already has!