Based in Aviemore, The Cairngorms, Highlands of Scotland.
Gary Hodgson runs Tarmachan Mountaineering, providing instruction and guided walking all year round. This is my regularly updated blog including the latest snow conditions in winter.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
WHAT'S LEFT OF THE SNOW
Coire an Lochain
Some ice left
The Couloir, Coire an Lochain
Ptarmigan looking for the snow
In less than 24 hours the drifts and low level snow on Braeriach had been completely stripped in the warmer temperatures of Tuesday. Today I took a wander up into the Northern Corries to see what was left of the snow. Not a lot. At least the temperatures have come down again and it was below freezing overnight. There is some ice on some of the crags. Any remnants of snow is actually firm and crunchy. A good, cold base for the snow that is coming our way again tomorrow and Friday. Don't forget it is only mid November so plenty of time for proper winter to return. The ptarmigan were making me work hard for photographs today. Now they are almost in their winter plumage they were obviously settling into any snow that is left. A pleasant day to be out. Dry and only a light breeze up high.