Colder Today

12th January 2009

Glen Lui From Creag Bad an t-Seabhaig

No snow at lower levels now but at least the tracks are free of water-ice

Distant view into Coire Sputan Dearg

Easier angled slopes are holding snow. The steeper buttresses were stripped.

Lui Water

Want to see where all the snow has gone? The rivers are still very high in the area.

Luckily it did start to turn colder this morning which had the effect of halting the rapid thaw that took place for over 24 hours. The snowline has effectively shifted up to about 1000 metres although you will still come across areas below this altitude. Even at the highest levels the snow is now quite patchy again but the high North and East facing corries seem to be holding onto a reasonable amount of snow.
There were some snow showers today but new amounts of snow are still negligible at the moment. It is going to stay relatively cold with the freezing level lowering to 600 metres tomorrow. So the easier routes will be back in condition. Light snow showers have been forecast and the winds are expected to be much lighter than the gales we received over the weekend. So not too bad really.
Sam

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