Cold and icy on Hogmanay

31st December 2015

After yesterdays storm today was a total contrast.  With summit temperatures of Minus 4C the Cairgorms has frozen.  All the running water has turned into glass like ice and the soggy snowpack is bolt hard neve.  Remember to take your crampons.

From the West side of Cairngorm looking towards the Northern Corries

From the West side of Cairngorm looking towards the Northern Corries

The plateau and Loch Etchachan

The plateau and Loch Etchachan

Sheets of ice on the plateau

Sheets of ice on the plateau

Coire an-t Sneachda - remaining snow is lead and bullet hard

Coire an-t Sneachda – lean and bullet hard

Aladdin's coulour

Aladdin’s coulour

 

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