Post-Thaw Lochnagar.

13th March 2024

Much milder conditions overnight , a temperature of  +6 degrees at 900 metres was recorded with rain falling in strong Southerly winds.

However after the morning cloud cleared it was a much better day than I expected, other than the winds of course.

The cover at low levels has diminished but above 900 metres has held up well. Lochnagar still looks in reasonable condition although buttresses are a little blacker.



Snow cover has diminished in more open locations. Members of Braemar Mountain Rescue Team descending the Ladders footpath after an ascent of the Black Spout.


Iain admiring the view to Lochnagar.


A number of small wet snow avalanches occurred overnight.


The main Corrie. Most of the easier gullies are still complete despite the thaw.

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