Tuesday, 19 November 2019


Fiacaill Coire Sneachda

Brilliant firm snow on the ridge

Lovely rimed rocks

Coire an t-Sneachda


Ghostly sun all day


Fiacaill Buttress shaping up nicely

Great snow steps now
The fine conditions and weather continues today. No blue skies this morning but some subdued light in The Cairngorms. After a very cold night in the glen it was actually slightly warmer up high. Only a minus 2 or 3 C today. There was a stiff breeze which was creating some light drifting up high and more of a windchill. A ghostly sun shone above the Fiacaill Coire Sneachda. It was very quiet with just two other folk on it when I arrived. The rocky ridge is well snowed up and some fabulous firm snow on the steps and ledges making for some very enjoyable axe and cramponing along this fine ridge. Lots of ski tourers out on the plateau again.
Some slightly milder conditions into the weekend but still freezing on the tops. The warmer conditions will be excellent o consolidate the snow pack, we may get some nice firm snow by the weekend. Just in time for my first winter course of the season on Saturday.

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