A deep blanket of new snow.

4th December 2021

Heavy snow fall arrived at around 8am.  The Cairngorms landscape changed within hours from a thin superficial cover to a deep blanket of snow.  Winds were mostly light at 600 metres where over 45cm in depth was recorded by the end of the day.  There was significant drifting due to the stronger winds above 700 metres causing very poor visibility. Hazardous mountain conditions developed at higher levels.

Significantly more snow arrived than was originally forecast. It is important to consider weather and any developing conditions during the day as this relates to the avalanche Hazard.


Deep drifts developing in lee areas; this was at 850m.

Deteriorating conditions at 800m.

Once the snowfall eased it was quite a nice day at 600m.


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