A Beautiful Day

31st December 2022

What a lovely way to end the year, with light winds and great visibility. Below 900 metres the snow has a crust  – sometimes  weight supporting  – sometimes not! Above this level the snow is a little colder and drier with obvious layering still present. If you’re making your own way – it’s still hard going but the popular routes are starting to get decent trails broken.

Some skiers seen out today – best visibility that we’ve had for a while was helping with route choice. Again – conditions under ski are highly variable as well.

Very light snow forecast for tomorrow but coming in mostly on light winds so we’re not expecting too much drifting of deposits. Unlikely to be as great visibility as today…

Beinn a’Bhuird with the masts of Morrone in the centre right of the shot.

Distant views to the Cairngorm Giants – enjoying blue sky and sunshine.

Cornice triggered avalanche debris. Coire Fionn, Glas Maol. 30.12.22

Comments on this post

  • Roger Clare
    31st December 2022 9:44 pm

    As always thanks for your observations and information. All the best for 2023.

  • Matt nuttall
    1st January 2023 11:07 am

    Multiple (a dozen?) fresh avalanche debris on Lochnagar on Saturday. Likely from Friday warming. There is debris below the main summit path from Meikle Pap col… in the Corrie it is everywhere. We climbed on Shadow Buttress and the crown walk (50cm) extends across base of buttress. Nearly every buttress had same. Note around 6 inches fresh snow again this morning at Loch Muick.

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