Storm Force south easterlies – and very cold!

25th December 2021

Yup,  south Рeasterlies always provide really strong winds Рwith even more strength at lower elevations due to accelerating wind as it descends from the Cairngorm plateau. A fierce and bitterly cold day around -20 with =wind chill. An enormous amount of scouring with only the most sheltered places getting any accumulation. Notably coire rims and into gullies Рhere there is very poorly bonded windslab Рnot extensive at all but quite significant nonetheless!

The Northern Cairngorms avalanche team  wish you all a very Merry Xmas Рsee you in the mountains!

Looking into the Northern Corries with a clear sign of storm force winds ahead

beating into sneachda

severe gusts with the Fiachail of Snechda in the background

morning light from Loch Morlich with a cloud cap on the Cairngorms

Todays profile – an icy crust overlies a soft marzipan layer which is covering a treacherous brandy soaked fruit cake – best part of the day! Merry Christmas to all

 

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