28th December 2020

Covid -19

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It was very calm overnight and throughout the day. Little snow has moved on the hill. Cover is generally good above 900 metres, very firm and icy in places.

Gelder Shiel and Lochnagar.


Beinn A Bhuird.


A climber descending from Eagle Ridge.


Thin cover but very hard and icy on the plateau.


There were a few runners around today.



Climbers finishing Shadow Buttress.


Climber under Raeburns Gully, heading for The Black Spout.


Same climber lower down The BLack Spout.


The top of the gullies are holding unstable snow. Most of the time it’s avoidable such as here on Black Spout Right hand.


The Tors of Ben Avon.

Comments on this post

  • Alan Crichton
    29th December 2020 9:19 am

    Hi Paul,
    Thanks for comprehensive set off photos. Always good for forward planning and venue decision making. Great that you’ve always got our backs. Appreciated. Stay safe …. in every way. AC

    • scairngormsadmin
      29th December 2020 4:22 pm

      Cheers Alan. Hope to see you up there sometime.

  • Ian sharp
    29th December 2020 3:23 pm

    Great photos 🙂

    • scairngormsadmin
      29th December 2020 4:22 pm


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