Sunday, 20 October 2019


A wintry looking Cairn Gorm summit

Poor visibility at all levels

Easy navigation here

Rime ice

A few cm's of snow above 850m

Winter gear time

Cairn Gorm

More rime
The first proper snows fell on higher summits overnight and into today. It's always great to see and feel the first taste of winter. Of course we did have a sprinkling of snow a couple of weeks back but today seemed the real deal. Strong NE winds, poor visibility, rime ice and low summit temperatures of below freezing. The cloud was way down below the Coire Cas carpark this morning. Snow was lying around 850m and constant, light snow showers. It is quite normal to get the odd day or two of snow in October and this will be gone in a couple of days. November is for me the official start of winter. Cold again tomorrow and possibly a bit of sun with clear summits so should get some decent views and photographs.

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