Hundred mile an hour plus on Cairnwell.

19th March 2014

An exceptionally windy day around Glenshee.
Summit gusts exceeded 100 mph on the Met Office weather station situated on the top of The Cairnwell. SAIS have access to the wind speed, direction and temperature data. This information greatly helps in the compilation of the avalanche reports. Thank you Met Office!
 Looking South towards Creag Leacach. Sac and poles secured by ice axe, snow kit by shovel. Great care had to be taken not to lose anything whilst observations were made. A couple of knock down gusts walking back.

 A closed and deserted Glenshee ski centre due to the wind. Here looking up Meall Odhar. Great snow cover remains here and in Coire Fionn on Glas Maol. With lower winds, cooler temperatures (and a little top up of snow) forecast for the weekend there should be great skiing again soon. Don”t be put off by the roadside appearance…
Looking to Cairn an Tuirc from the crash barrier parking place North of the ski centre. Probably 30 minute walk to snow now. If you are touring and want to avoid the walk start from the ski centre. East or West. Cover good over towards Lochnagar etc. Right now the spring snow is pretty easy to ski on.

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