The Shortest day

22nd December 2015

Today was a mixed bag. The wind on Cairnwell was just over 100mph last night and with heavy rain it cleared most of the snow away. However heavy snow showers passed through leaving a dusting in any sheltered area. Snow is currently restricted to corrie rims but more is forecast on Wednesday.

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Looking away from Lochnagar towards Gelder Shiel. What winter?

 

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The summit. Dusting of snow in sheltered areas.

Stoic Buttress. typical of the area, snow has some depth at the rim of the core's.

Stuic Buttress. typical of the area, snow has some depth at the rim of the corrie’s.

Meikle Pap and Col

Meikle Pap and Col

Looking to the main crag.

Looking to the main crag.

After a walk around the rim of the Corrie, I dug a pit at the top of The Black Spout.

After a walk around the rim of the Corrie, I dug a pit at the top of The Black Spout.

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