Driftastic.

13th February 2016

There was a surprising amount of snow overnight. So much so the snow gates were closed until around 10.30. The winds were very strong until early afternoon resulting in a lot of drifting and instability.

Glas Maol this morning.

Glas Maol this morning.

Glenshee Ski Area opened the Glas Maol lift in the afternoon when the winds eased.

Cornice and avalanche debris with continuous drifting onto the face.

Cornice and avalanche debris with continuous drifting onto the face.

Lots of signs the snow was unstable today- most obvious being there were avalanches overnight.

Sastrugi, indicator of recent strong winds.

Sastrugi, indicator of recent strong winds.

The Blue Room. 2 skiers make their way up the ridge.

The Blue Room. Two skiers make their way up the ridge.

Walkers crossing a very windy col.

Walkers crossing a very windy col.

Some snow will be blown off the hills into the valley but there are deep accumulations in places.

Debris from the West/North-West face of Glas Maol.

Debris on the left of  the West/North-West face of Glas Maol.

Creag Leacach, trying hard to look Himalayan with it's own summit plume.

Creag Leacach, trying hard to look Himalayan, with it’s own summit plume.

 

 

 

Comments on this post

  • Marky P
    13th February 2016 6:30 pm

    Brilliant photos. I came for the snow report but stayed for the art! Good work.

    • scairngormsadmin
      14th February 2016 8:54 am

      Thanks!

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