Tuesday, 5 November 2019


Fiacaill Coire Sneachda 

Coire an t-sneachda 

Rimed vegetation

supper section of the Fiacaill 

Light dusting of snow and rime

Enough to get the axe out

Cairn Gorm

Visibility and snow cover at 1150m

A brief clearing 

Light snow cover on the crags
Fiacaill Coire Sneachda 

Always fun
After a brief warm spell of weather over the weekend we are back to something colder. The temperatures on the Cairngorms were well below freezing today. Despite this there was very little ice or frozen turf about. Only a light covering of snow but forecasts indicating the summit temperatures to be around -3 C for the rest of the week and beyond. Some more snow forecast throughout this period too. Looking like a more sustained spell of wintry conditions.
I had a bimble over the Fiacaill Coire Sneachda and across to the summit of Cairn Gorm today. Light winds, poor visbility and very quiet. I saw no one all day. I did hear a couple of folk climbing on Aladdins Buttress area. Optimistic given the conditions. I would have thought it was thin and nothing frozen. But you never know until you go!

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