12th January 2023

Still good amounts of snow above 900 metres, most of it is hard and icy but new windslab is starting to build again.

A bright start with cloud around the summits. Culardoch (900m) in the distance with the wooded Ripe Hill foreground.


An avalanche on Brown Cow Hill. This grassy slope seems to be a regular place for avalanches. 


The last sheltered part of the West Ridge. The plateau wasn’t a nice place to be today. Dog was happy to be heading down!


The cloud lifted slightly on way down. There was someone climbing today but couldn’t see them. 

Comments on this post

  • Greg Boswell
    13th January 2023 9:57 am


    Just a heads up for your info/logs. It was myself and two friends climbing in the coire yesterday. As darkness fell, so did all the avalanches. We witness 5 sizeable releases and two big sized sluffs as we finished our route. Mainly down the gully lines. 3 of these were substantial in size, sound and debris.

    I hope this info is of some use.


    • scairngormsadmin
      16th January 2023 5:47 pm

      Thanks Greg, I was on West Ridge/summit. I could hear some hollering, I suspect when you’d cracked the roof but couldn’t see you. Well done, an awesome line. Paul

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