Whiteout and warm fingers

8th April 2022

Cold Northerly winds and snow showers today. Whiteout conditions from just above the ski area which combined with strong winds and spindrift made for another challenging winter day in the Northern Cairngorms. Very glad to have my big winter gloves on!

The accumulations of fresh windslab have gained a little depth and become more widespread on wind sheltered East through South to South-West aspects above 900 meters. Isolated windslab is also present on West and North-East aspect due to cross loading. Wind exposed slopes are scoured and firm with some very serious runouts.

The Northerly airflow continues into Saturday some further light snowfall.

 

 

Cairngorm summit weather stations.

 

Looking down Y Gully on Stag Rocks.

Fingers Ridge in the gloom of Coire an t-Sneachda

Raised ski tracks from yesterday, the old snow is scoured and firm.

A Glenmore Lodge group at 1141, Coire Cas

Deep drifts on the Leeward side of a snow fence in Coire Cas

Looking into the meanders of the Allt Mor around 500 meters

Meall a’Bhuachaille

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