8th March 2023

An absolutely stunning day – Blue sky, sunshine and very light winds.

Very cold overnight and it was minus 10 degrees Centigrade both in the glen and at 930 metres first thing this morning. The snow is only consolidating at a very slow rate in these temperatures and so it is still dry, light and soft. Multiple layers and a number of easy failures under test load – so it still has a way to go before it becomes stable.

In wind sheltered locations there are locally deep accumulations but there are also plenty of areas with only shallow snow or firm wind scoured areas.

The trail up to Lochnagar still needs a bit more breaking but there were a few folk heading up today so it will be getting easier. It’s still knee deep in places if you decide to make your own way!

Staying cold again tomorrow with just a little bit more cloud, a trace of snow and light becoming moderate winds – so it will feel quite chilly.

Lochnagar 08/03/2023

Looking white in the Southern Sector

Close up of the cliffs

The West Buttress has been catching the sun and looks a lot less white than the rest of the cliffs

Close up shot into the top of Right Hand Branch Black Spout.

Early morning sun catching the top of the cliffs

Long shot to Beinn a’Bhuird

Distance view over to Ben Avon


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