Lochnagar

11th February 2021

Covid -19
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This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
We had a ski up to Lochnagar via The Stuic today. It’s been very cold around here, Braemar making the headlines at -23 degrees celsius. As long as we were moving it was okay. Taking photos was the big challenge!

Up through the forest. Still very deep accumulations.

 

Passing The Stuic. Some firmer snow around the plateau areas. We had some summit cloud not long after this picture was taken.

 

A cold calm night has led to widespread well developed surface hoar. Where exposed it will be stripped in upcoming forecasted winds or become a weak layer in lee locations.

 

Looking into Lochnagar. Very wind blasted, heavily hoared with steep gully exits.

 

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