A bit wet and windy…

31st January 2024

Another challenging day in the Southern Cairngorms.

Storm force winds and heavy rainfall from early morning gave some difficult mountaineering conditions. A wind speed of 90 mph was recorded by the Met Office weather station on the The Cairnwell.

School kids ‘enjoying’ Glenshee’s nursery slopes which were quite sheltered.

Despite the conditions,  Glenshee ski area was able to open their nursery slopes with a large school group and the Ski Patrol training group doing battle and enjoying some skiing.

The snowpack remains firm and well bonded with the greatest accumulations to be found in North to East facing coirries above 900 metres and on the highest plateau areas.

Looking South East towards Cairn of Claise

West face of Carn an Tuirc

Looking South East towards Glas Choire

A picture is worth a thousand words… The view South East from the Devil’s Elbow.



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