Blue sky but windy!

19th March 2022

A beautiful blue sky day with really warm temperatures in the glen if you could get out of the wind. In the mountains the winds were strong and gusty – Taking photos was hard work unless you were tucked behind a boulder. The snow was firm first thing but became progressively softer through the day on the sunny slopes. Shady aspects stayed firm and often icy in places.

It looks like the dry weather will continue into next week. Winds and air temperature look set to be variable.

Looking across Loch nan Eun towards Lochnagar.

Cornice debris at The Stuic

Most of the small cornices have partially released – debris down all the slopes

Bits of cornice still waiting to come down at The Stuic.

Cracks and creep lines starting to appear

Couldn’t spot anyone on the top of Cac Carn Beag (1155m) – would have been quite gusty up there.

Good cover on the high Cairngorm mountains.


Comments on this post

  • Andrew cook
    19th March 2022 9:11 pm

    Thank you for these excellent updates.
    And photos of Ben Avon, Beinn a’bhuird
    Always good to see what snow is like and helped me plan an ace mission to Beinn a’bhuird today – super weather and snow and wind wasn’t too bad, less than I expected

  • JimBobMcCluskey
    20th March 2022 11:30 am

    I’d just like to echo what Andrew said : it was your photo of Ben a Bhuird earlier in the week that decided my mind to hit it yesterday!
    Keep up the awesome work, friend!

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