Cool bright and windy

19th January 2020

A cold day with great views, South-Westerly winds increased to strong over the summits.  Although the freezing level rose to above the tops the snowpack remained firm.  A glaze of ice covers most of the terrain with paths being particularly icy from last Thursdays heavy rain. Travel on foot is generally good; crampons and ice axe are essential in steeper terrain.

Looking across the top of Coire Raibert towards Sneachda

Low winter sun across the plateau

Sunlight over Sgor Gaoith

Loch Etchachan, Carn Etchachan and the Shelter Stone Crag.

Firm Neve in Coire an t-Sneachda

Looking across the plateau, Ben Macdui is in the cloud.

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