Sunday Social…

9th January 2022

With a decent weather forecast given on a weekend it was always going to be a busy day on the hill – lots and lots of keen ski mountaineers out there today. Low cloud on some of the hills but if you headed north towards The Dee there was a good deal of clear weather – I was in the cloud for most of the day!

Snow cover on the Glas Maol plateau has improved over the week  – but lower down you have to pick and choose your ski route. Conditions on foot are okay if you try and stay on exposed terrain where the snow is shallow – Trail breaking required if you get yourself into the more wind sheltered locations.

All change tomorrow as the freezing level is set to jump from around 900m to over 2000 metres in a couple of hours. This will be accompanied by some light rain – thankfully a lot less precipitation than has been forecast for the West and North-West.

Underfoot conditions fairly good. A mixed bag of thin snow, firm snow and occasional deeper drifts.

 

Lots and lots of ski mountaineers out today

 

Ski mountaineers picking their way up Glas Maol. Better cover further left and on the plateau.

 

Cairn of Claise, 1064m just starting to break through the cloud

 

Thinner cover lower down. Variable cloud base

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