Lochnagar – Full Cover

7th January 2024

We stepped onto continuous snow at 600 metres today. Underfoot conditions are firmer lower down where the snow has been through a few melt-freeze cycles, with water ice on the paths at lower levels. Higher up there is still some soft snow from Friday’s snow showers which isn’t particularly well bonded, but is shallow and not extensive in distribution.

The summit of Lochnagar was a fairly popular place today with a steady stream of walkers making the summit. The view was mostly good with occasional banks of cloud pushing in for short periods.

High pressure is set to continue bringing another dry day with light winds – Enjoy!

Steady stream of walkers heading up to the summit of Cac Carn Beag 1155m

Full cover on the Lochnagar Plateau

No real cornicing observed. Banks of cloud pushing through at this point.

Looking across the main cliffs to the Southern Sector.

Top of Black Spout, Right Hand Branch. No recent ascents – the marks in the snow were from some snowball rolling…

Looking out across the cliffs from Black Spout, Right Hand Branch.

Cac Carn Beag just catching the sun after a bank of cloud had pushed through

Looking across to The Stuic


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