Friday, 6 December 2013


Meall a Buachaille, the best view of the day
Plenty of rime ice and areas of deep snow
Only a glimpse of Coire an t-sneachda today
High wind chill on Cairn Gorm
Terry had booked to be out with me today on a winter skills course, my first of the season. Unfortunately his dog had to be taken to the vets this morning and Terry had a sleepless night so cancelled last minute. Luck not on his side as we had already re arranged this day from Thursday when it was over 100mph winds on the summits! Never mind, he's back up on 23rd December again and lets hope no obstacles will stop us next time. It had been snowing down to Aviemore level for over 24 hours now and on the hill today there was more light snow fall for much of the time. I took a wee wander up to Cairn Gorm in poor visibility. The NW winds had eased right back but there was still a high wind chill on the summit. Didn't see anyone on the hill today, there were a few folk skiing. Some more snow overnight but once again the temperatures are on the rise by Sunday. This will help consolidate it all and hopefully not too much of a thaw.

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