A ski tour to Lochnagar.

5th March 2020

A similar day to yesterday. Light winds with some hill cloud and occasional sun.

Another forecaster, Gillian was visiting from the West, so we decided on a ski tour over to Lochnagar. As a journey this gave us the chance to see a number of different aspects, helping us with our general observations.

Passing The Stuic Corrie.

 

Across the plateau. Thin in places but good options for both skiing and walking.

 

Widespread surface hoar from lower elevations.

 

Arriving at Cac Carn Mor beside Lochnagar’s crags.

 

Checking out the cornices around the Spouts and Raeburns Gully. These are likely to become very unstable in the upcoming weekend thaw.

 

A runner passing Black Spout Right Hand.

 

Looking over the crags.

 

Members of Braemar Mountain Rescue were in the Corrie today. The rescue box was becoming buried and needed digging out. Good effort!

 

The descent of The Stuic burn.

 

Great views of Beinn a Bhuird.

 

Snow cover slowly diminishing at lower levels but still plenty lines to follow for skiers. Many ridges are becoming a little clearer for walking.

Comments on this post

  • Kevin Adam
    6th March 2020 8:38 am

    Great blogs, really useful.

    • scairngormsadmin
      6th March 2020 9:26 am

      Thanks Kevin – It’s great having proper winter conditions to report on.

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